The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. They aim to make sure that people in care homes, hospitals and supported living are looked after in a way that does not inappropriately restrict their freedom. The safeguards should ensure that a care home or hospital or supported living arrangement only deprives someone of their liberty in a safe and correct way, and that this is only done when it is in the best interests of the person and there is no other way to look after them.
This DoLS Training Course is for anyone working in the Health and Social Care industry and requires a better understanding of the different situations where DOLs would be needed, or where someone’s Liberty had been taken from them. It is advised that all staff have a good understanding of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
The aims of this training course are for learners to understand
Overview of the Mental Capacity Act
The Mental Capacity Framework
Why DOLS is needed
Lawful deprivation of liberty
The assessment process required for assessing both mental capacity and the authorisation for deprivation of liberty
What constitutes a deprivation of liberty and how it is likely to occur
How the assessment process works
What to do if you suspect there is a deprivation of liberty