The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), which apply only in England and Wales, are an amendment to the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The DoLS under the MCA allows restraint and restrictions that amount to a deprivation of liberty to be used in hospitals and care homes – but only if they are in a person’s best interests. To deprive a person of their liberty, care homes and hospitals must request standard authorisation from a local authority.

DoLS: 16 and 17 year olds

17 October. The government will amend its planned replacement to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) so that it applies to 16 and 17 year-olds, not just those over 18, a minister has confirmed to Community Care magazine.
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