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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
The Mental Capacity Act: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards procedure (MCA DoLS) provides the legal framework to prevent unlawful deprivation of liberty occurring to particular vulnerable people living in hospitals or care homes.
This course is for all people who work:
About this course
The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.
This course will enable you to know:
Here are a few of the topics covered in this course:
What is the assessment and authorisation process? | What are the responsibilities of the supervisory body? | What happens if a deprivation of liberty is not occurring in a hospital of care home? | Identifying risk and requesting authorisation | How to use the Code of Practice | The importance of keeping good records | Urgent authorisations and timescales | The role of assessors | The six assessments | The role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) | What happens when requirements are not met | What happens when requirements are met | The role of the Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR) | Checks and Reviews | Authorisation terminated | Continue with DOLS | The powers of the Court of Protection | The role of the Care Quality Commission | Unauthorised Deprivation of Liberty