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.
Adult safeguarding resources and services
This digital report outlines the recent research and emerging practice on risk enablement and practice relating to self-directed support and personal budgets
Practice guidance on the involvement of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) in safeguarding adults
SCIE Guide on practice guidance on the involvement of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) in safeguarding adults
A video which explains how care workers can help older people to guard against distraction burglary, bogus callers and rogue traders, and ways they can help older people to remain safe, secure and confident at home.
This guide aims to support people making referrals to the POVA list under the Care Standards Act 2000. It will help employers and managers to make effective referrals that can be processed efficiently, leading to accurate and timely decisions on POVA listing by the Secretary of State for Health.