Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
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This wallchart provides an effective way for staff to become familiar with the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). It details the key elements of the legislation, communicating it in a clear and direct manner. It will be especially helpful for staff working in hospitals (public or private), care homes, local authorities and the NHS. The striking design and size mean that it will generate interest and discussion in the workplace and provide an immediately accessible refresher on the law. 

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) wallchart

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Handbook

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Handbook covers key aspects of the Act including:

  • What is restraint and when does it become a deprivation of liberty?

  • Key information for staff on the procedures for urgent and standard DoLS authorisations 

  • Rights and protection for people under DoLS

  • The Supreme Court ruling on deprivation of liberty and its application in care settings

  • Case law – over 70 court judgments are referenced and integrated into the text

  • Best interests assessors

  • Mental health assessors

  • Leave of absence, conveyance, absconding and transfers under DoLS

  • Conditions, duration and the Representative

  • Reviews, applications to the Court of Protection and advocacy

  • Safeguarding adults and DoLS

  • Local authorities (supervisory bodies) and their duties and responsibilities

  • Care homes and hospitals (managing authorities) and their duties and responsibilities

  • Children and young people and deprivation of liberty

  • Intensive care units, hospices and DoLS

  • The Mental Health Act 1983 and its relationship with DoLS

The book also includes a series of useful tools and charts to help explain key parts of the legislation

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Handbook

A4, paperback, 147 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9931324-0-7

Authors: Steven Richards & Aasya F Mughal

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