Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
As many of you will know, the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill started its journey through Parliament in July 2018. The purpose of the Bill is to replace the DoLS with a new system, provisionally called the "Liberty Protection Safeguards" or LPS. You can follow the progress of the Bill here and some of the debates are televised live on the Parliament TV channel here.
There is no certainty yet as to when (if at all) the Bill will be passed by Parliament. And even when it is passed, presumably there will be some delay before it is implemented, in order to give everyone time to adjust.
As soon as the Bill is passed we will start delivering training on the LPS (or whatever they end up being called). But there is no point in doing so now, because the situation is so fluid.
In the meantime, the DoLS must continue to be used, and therefore we will continue to deliver DoLS training.
To give participants an overall understanding of how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (“DoLS”) apply to their day-to-day work settings. NB: participants need to understand that a Supreme Court judgement from March 2014 has fundamentally altered what DoLS are all about. Therefore this session is relevant even if you have previously attended DoLS training.
Anyone working in a health or social care setting. We strongly recommend the attendance of senior staff, rather than junior ones. It would also make sense for all participants to have a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 prior to attending the DoLS training.
Venue & duration
Your own training room. A full day is certainly best. We could squeeze the training into a half day if you wish, but you would have to tell us what to cover, and what to leave out.