Deprivation of Liberty (DOLS) Health & Social Care Education

Deprivation of Liberty (DOLS)

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UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) aligned & CPDUK accredited

Course description

This course provides essential elements of Deprivation of Liberty (DOLS) for front-line healthcare and social care staff. Deprivation of liberty means that you are under continuous supervision and control and are not free to leave, and you may lack the mental capacity to consent to these arrangements. In July 2018, the government published a Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill which will see DoLS replaced by the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS). The course ensures staff understands the practice and behaviour that improves support and safeguarding of vulnerable adults. A health and social care expert will deliver this course once a month as a live interactive course or you can take the course anytime as a self-paced online course.  This course covers knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of people working in the health and social care. Assessment includes multiple choice questions (MCQs).

Course length

2 hours

Course Structure

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Explore Legislations,
  • Introduction of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS),
  • Understand the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Definition of “capacity” and the Mental Capacity Act 2005,
  • Assessment of mental capacity,
  • Introduction of the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).
  • DoLS and LPS assessment,
  • Best interests principles,
  • Legal protection for the decision-maker,
  • Court of protection and court-appointed deputies,
  • Advance decisions,

Course assessments

You will be assessed via:

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Entry requirements

You must be working or planning to work in health and social care