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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards resources and services

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Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Directory

The MCA Directory raises awareness about the MCA, including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Find useful information and tools to help understand or implement it. Also links to informative blogs and to the Social Care Online database of research and journals.

Managing the transfer of responsibilities under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: a resource for local authorities and healthcare commissioners commissioners

Changes to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards come into force on 1 April 2013. This resources describes the changes to the identity of the supervisory body in health settings and offers guidance on how local authorities, hospitals, PCTs, and CCGs can work together to ensure that the rights of vulnerable people who may be subject to the Deprivation of Liberty safeguards are protected during and after the transfer.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards e-learning course

Part of Mental Capacity Act (MCA) resource

E-learning resource providing an introduction and guide to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS). Introduced in 2009, DOLS aim to protect the rights of people who may lack capacity to make critical decisions, and to ensure that the care and treatments they receive is in their best interests. The resource looks at what a deprivation of liberty is; how to apply for a standard authorisation; safeguards under a standard authorisation; and concerns about unlawful deprivation of liberty. The resource is aimed at all staff working with people who lack or may lack capacity in the health and social care sectors. This includes paid and unpaid carers as well as Families. It will also be useful for trainers and students. The resource is one of nine modules Mental Capacity e-learning series.

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