Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards v5

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is a supplement to the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and focus on adults who do not have the capacity to decide whether to be in Hospital or Care Homes for their treatment or care.

Our highly interactive Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards e-learning course will help your managers and staff to understand their legal obligations to vulnerable adults in their care and to improve their practice. It also includes the impact of the Care Act 2014 and contributes to the Care Certificate Standards.

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Aims

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards will especially apply to adults with Dementia, people with severe Learning Disabilities and some people with brain injuries or neurological illnesses.

The main aims of DoLS are:

  • To supplement the MCA (2005) to protect adults who lack the capacity to make decisions about their lives
  • To focus additional scrutiny on the care arrangements for those vulnerable adults who may be deprived of their Liberty
  • To avoid ‘Deprivation of Liberty’ wherever possible
  • To ensure that any Deprivation of Liberty, where it is required, has a lawful basis

With the introduction of the Care Certificate in April 2015, learning outcomes, competences and standards of care are clearly set out to help ensure that Healthcare and Social Care Workers provide caring, compassionate and good quality care.

Our course contributes to the Care Certificate Standards 3,6,9 and 14.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards E-Learning Objectives

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards e-learning is designed to help Managers, Professionals and Care Staff across Health and Social Care understand and consider:

  • The background to DoLS and what they do
  • The difference between ‘deprivation’ and ‘restriction’ of liberty
  • How these might apply to a particular patient and resident
  • How to apply DoLS to a particular patient and resident
  • Whether to change care plans and practice to provide care and treatment in a less restrictive way
  • The process of referral, assessment and review if a DoLS is needed

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards E-Learning Course Content

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards e-learning course includes:

  • Introduction and Background
  • The Care Act 2014
  • Supreme Court Rulings March 2014
  • Restrictions
  • Referral and Assessment Process
  • Authorisation and Review
  • Dementia
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Court of Protection
  • IMCA and Representatives
  • Impact on Policy and Care
  • Local Impact of DOLS
  • Final Quiz and Further Information
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