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Social Care Professionals Working with Mental Health Clients


Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)

Usual course length: 1 day

Courses can be tailor-made from the following elements:

  • What is Deprivation of Liberty?
  • How DOLS relates to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the 'Bournewood Case'
  • Who is protected by DOLS?
  • Clarifying Arbitrary Detention, and the difference between restriction and deprivation of liberty
  • What is less restrictive treatment and how can we try to ensure that this is a viable option?
  • How the MCA and DOLS affect your work and the people who you support