Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY SAFEGUARDS

Course Number

SC0301.2

Validity

3 Years

Duration

1/2 Day

Assessment

Continuous

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.

Suitable for:

Care

Care

The Government expects that implementation of the safeguards will reduce the numbers of people deprived of their liberty in care homes and hospitals.

Introduction

  • Introduction & course overview

Course Programme

  • 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