DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY SAFEGUARDS
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.
A half-day awareness course is available for care staff who would benefit from a DoLS overview.
The Government expects that implementation of the safeguards will reduce the numbers of people deprived of their liberty in care homes and hospitals.
- 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
- What constitutes deprivation of liberty?
Lawful vs unlawful deprivation
- Who does the safeguards cover?
- Six required assessments & authorisation
- Key terms
- Managing authorities
- Supervisory bodies
- Court of Protection
- Case study
- Course evaluation