Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)

Under mental capacity legislation, you need to ensure that no person receiving a health or social care service from you has their liberty unlawfully deprived, hence the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS).

Although we say so ourselves, we believe this resource superb. It makes this sometime difficult to understand subject both easy to understand, straightforward to work with ... as good training should do.

On the CD that comes with the DVD are the forms that you need throughout the DOLS process, a copy of the Code of Practice and more.

It’s perfect for induction, refresher, management and vocational training, for example the Care Certificate.

For more information about the Care Certificate click here.

You won't find DOLS training anywhere else that's as good as this, except, of course, our e-learning portal (, where you'll find this course online right now.

Printable PDF SyllabusProduct Syllabus:

  • An introduction to DOLS
  • Code of Practice
  • Mental capacity
  • Mental health
  • Essential principles
  • The authorisation process
  • Restraint issues
  • The assessment process
  • Assessors
  • Safeguards
  • Reviews
  • Representation
  • The legal system

Contributes to Care Certificate Standard 10


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