Introduction to Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards

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Before you start this course you should have an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act.


This e-learning course is aimed at all front line staff and provides the learner with an understanding of Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DoLS).

Topics Covered

  • What is deprivation of liberty and what is good practice.
  • The six assessments questions.
  • Types of authorisation.
  • Understanding the duties of the Managing Authority and Supervisory Body.
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Duration 25 minutes

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1 e-learning module

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1 online assessment

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Online learner support

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Certificate available on completion

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