Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)
The deprivation of liberty safeguards came into effect to protect people who may lack capacity to make decisions. This course is designed to inform students of what they must take into consideration when decisions need to be made and what help they can get in such a situation. There are no prerequisites to enrol on this course.
Upon completion of this course stunts will be able to: • Explain what the safeguards are and to whom the apply • Discuss the application of the Mental capacity act • Identify other relating legislation • Explain the role of the Court of Protection • Determine the roles of the IMCA, LPA, and EPA • Discuss the right of refusal • Explain unlawful deprivation of liberty
DOLS training is vital for anyone working with individuals that may lack capacity. Since the introduction of the safeguards in 2009, training staff in this subject has become a high priority for managers and an area of focus for external regulators.
Multiple Choice Exam