Deprivation of Liberty Awareness (DoLS)

Course Outline

To create a basic awareness and understanding of issues regarding the Mental Capacity Act and procedures concerning Deprivation of Liberty.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course will benefit all carers who work in a health and social care setting.

How long is the course?

Full Day (can be run as an awareness only session in a half day)

What will you learn?

– What is the Mental Capacity Act?

– Staff affected by the Act

– What is Mental Capacity?

– The five core principles

– Lack of capacity

– How is lack of capacity assessed?

– The Deprivation of Liberty Procedures


“I really enjoyed the training. Will recommend to others” – Social Worker, Berkshire


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