Advanced Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding Training (DoLS) – Thursday 21st October 2021

Available for South Tees staff only

Event details

Fully booked | Free event


This highly practical and interactive course is designed for those who are involved in the assessment and/or authorisation of a deprivation of liberty.  This course will equip them with the key skills to effectively carry out the revised test to ensure that they are complying with the law.

Delegates will consider all relevant case law and guidance.  By the end of the course, delegates will have a clear understanding of the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, and have the ability to apply the principles, processes and procedures correctly and confidently to both every day and complex situations.

Through trainer-led discussions and practical case studies, the issues facing Health and Social Care Professionals will be examined, giving insight into difficult and sensitive decisions and how best to handle them.

The training is provided by Bond Solon who is the UK’s leading medico legal training consultancy.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the background and current overview of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Evaluate the Supreme Court Judgement in P v Cheshire West and Chester and P & Q Surrey County Council
  • Apply the ‘Acid Test’ to best practice in line with current case law
  • Identify the difference between the restriction, and the deprivation, of liberty
  • Define how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard provisions link with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Core Principle of the least restriction
  • Carry out the DoLS process of referral, assessment, review and challenge
  • Correctly identify the process of application to the Court of Protection for non-Mental Capacity Act Schedule A1 cases
  • Illustrate the role of the Court and other professionals involved within the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards


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