When a Court of Protection Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (COPDoLS) is authorised and the person being deprived of their freedom in their own home has no family or friends who can be a protection for them, then the local authority requests a 1.2 Representative.

The 1.2 Representative is there to help ensure that person’s rights and views are heard and respected, their needs are being met and the authorisation is appropriate.

Please note referrals are received directly from the DoLS Team.