Introduction to Deprivations of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) training course
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 allows restraints and restrictions to be used but only if they are in a person’s best interests. Extra safeguards are required if a person is deprived of their liberty.
This introductory CIPD accredited course explores the safeguarding processes in place for people who may be deprived of their liberty in a care home or hospital. This course is offered in collaboration with the Daisy Bogg Consultancy.
- an introduction to safeguarding when deprivation of liberty occurs
- an exploration of DoLS processes
- responsibilities of health and care environments
- requests for a standard authorisation and assessments required.
Attendees will get a foundation in how best to protect people and the setting that implements the DoLS processes. Participants will:
- understand the relationship between the Mental Capacity Act, DoLS processes and human rights
- learn how to explain the ‘acid test’
- gain awareness of how requests for authorisation can be made
- increase understanding around the roles and responsibilities within DoLS processes in health and care accommodation contexts
- gain an understanding of how DoLS will be replaced in the future.
Who should attend?
Frontline staff, registered managers and team leaders in care, health and related services.
Mental Capacity Act – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: an introduction course is delivered over 4 hours.
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