Information about the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) - an amendment to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA).
Mental Capacity Act 2005 resources and services
In this film we examine how good practice in health and social care needs to take account of an individual's human rights. Using a person centred approach by putting people at the centre of decisions about their care can minmise restraint.
A short drama in a residential school depicting scenes between a young man with severe learning disabilities, and both his key worker and social worker. The film introduces the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and emphasises the importance of consultation in best interests' decision-making.
IMCA and paid relevant person's representative roles in the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
This practice guidance describes the role of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) and paid representatives in the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DOLS).
A short film depicting scenes in a domestic setting between an older man and his domiciliary care worker. The film introduces the principles of the Mental Capacity Act in relation to a financial decision.
This film shows extracts from an assessment of the capacity of a man with learning disabilities to make different financial decisions. It is designed as a training tool for mental capacity assessments.
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.