Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the Legal Framework: Gain a solid understanding of the key legal principles that govern DoLS, including the essentials of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Human Rights Act 1998.
  • Scope Identification: Learn to recognise specific scenarios where DoLS is applicable, with a particular focus on care homes and homecare.
  • Mastering Application Procedures: Acquire the skills needed to correctly submit applications for DoLS authorisation, covering both standard and urgent procedures.
  • Exploring Roles and Responsibilities: Get acquainted with the key stakeholders in the DoLS process, such as the Managing Authority, Supervisory Body, and various assessors.
  • Learning Assessment Criteria: Understand how assessments are conducted, taking into account factors like age, mental capacity, and best interests.
  • Recognising Rights and Protections: Become knowledgeable about the rights afforded to individuals under DoLS, including their right to representation and avenues for appeal.
  • Documenting and Record-Keeping: Develop the skills for accurate and comprehensive documentation, a crucial element for ensuring compliance and effective audit trails.
  • Ongoing Monitoring and Review: Learn the procedures for maintaining continuous oversight and carrying out periodic reviews of DoLS authorisations.

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Depravation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

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