Deprivation Of Liberty Safeguards Training

Course Description

Preservation of a person’s liberty is governed by law. Deprivation of Liberty can however be lawful when in a person’s best interest to protect them from harm. This course will provide delegates with a clear understanding of their responsibilities in safeguarding liberty and the correct procedure to follow for lawful deprivation where this is appropriate.

Course Variant
A half-day awareness course is available for care staff who would benefit from a DoLS overview.

Deprivation Of Liberty Safeguards Training

Course Information

Course Number Course Validity Course Duration Course Assessment Course Accreditation Course Approvals
SC0301.23 Years1/2 DayContinuous--

Course Programme

  • Introduction & course overview
  • Legislation overview
  • Safeguards background – The Bournewood Case “The Bournewood Gap”
  • What is deprivation of liberty?
  • Restriction of liberty
  • What is the objective of deprivation of liberty safeguards legislation?
  • What constitutes deprivation of liberty? Lawful vs unlawful deprivation
  • Who does the safeguards cover?
  • Six required assessments & authorisation
  • Key terms
  • Representation
  • Managing authorities
  • Supervisory bodies
  • Court of Protection
  • Reviews
  • Case study
  • Course evaluation

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