Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
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This course has been updated in line with the Care Act 2014
This module is aimed at everyone working in health and social care that makes decisions for people who may lack capacity and who require a knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and, specifically, the
issue of deprivation of liberty safeguards (often shortened to DOLS).
It provides an introduction to DOLS, why they are used, and the process to follow in order to ensure best practice. On completion of this course, learners will be better equipped to assess whether
there is a potential Deprivation of Liberty and, if so, whether it is in the person’s best interests.
The content is suitable for qualified and unqualified staff across health and social care disciplines e.g. care assistants, ward staff, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and social workers.
On completion of this course learners will:
Understand key principles of legislation which affects people who may be subject to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the Mental Health Act
Be able to outline the key elements of the DOLS safeguards
Be aware of the process for challenging decisions made in relation to DOLS
Areas covered include:
Welcome and Learning Objectives
Introduction: DOLS and the Mental Capacity Act
The Deprivation of Liberty assessment process
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.
Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
This module is aimed at those working within health and social care including professional care and support workers and practitioners.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.