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Mental Capacity Act (DOLS) Level 3

About The Course

This course is for Senior Managers and staff from Managing Authorities to understand their role / responsibilities in relation to implementation of the required policies and procedures of the ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’ part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Course Objectives

The aim of the course is:

  • To explain the difference between restriction and deprivation of liberty and when legal restraint can be used.
  • To explain the how Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards fits into the framework of the Mental Capacity Act.
  • How Managing Authorities decide whether to apply for an authorisation, including the 6 stage assessment process.
  • Detailed explanation of the current forms that Managing Authorities are required to fill in.

Delegates will be able to:

  • Understanding what is ‘Deprivation of Liberty’ and the difference between restriction and deprivation of liberty.
  • Understanding of the key terms in relation to deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS).
  • Understanding of what Managing Authorities should consider before applying for ‘Authorisation’ of deprivation of liberty.
  • How to apply to ‘Supervisory Bodies’ for ‘Authorisation’ using appropriate forms.
  • Understanding when authorisation’s can be reviewed and what happens when they end.
  • Discussion and development of different organisation policies and procedures in relation to DoLS.

Course Details

  • Duration: One day
  • Course Title: Mental Capacity Act (DOLS) Level 3

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