Deprivation of Liberties

What is deprivation of liberty and how to assess capacity.

Course summary

Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DOLS) came into force in 2009, following the Mental Capacity Act (2007). Both have been designed to strengthen the protection of vulnerable adults.

This course provides background to the Mental Capacity Act, its relationship to Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards, and how those working within the care sector can ensure compliance.

What is included?

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance to identify them as competent with current legislation and best practice.

  • Key principles of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Defining capacity and principles of assessment
  • Experienced tutors
  • Extensive documentation provided
  • Certificates of attendance