Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Awareness (full day)
Date & Time:
Venue:Sutton Civic Offices, G5, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA
Target Group / Level
Staff Groups A, B, C, D, and E as per the National Mental Capacity Act Competency Framework.
NHS Intercollegiate Level 2 and above: all staff that have regular contact with adults at risk, their families or carers, or the public.
Note: This full-day session is suitable for participants who have limited or no prior understanding of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). If you already have a reasonably good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and of DoLS, please choose the half-day DoLS refresher session instead.
This full day training session aims to give participants an overall understanding of how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (“DoLS”) apply to their day-to-day work settings.
Following the completion of this course, participants will:
• Have explored and fully understood a range of judgements that have been made by the Court of Protection in relation to DoLS, in particular the “Neary” and “Bournewood” cases
• Have explored how the Supreme Court rulings of March 2014 in the “Cheshire West” and “MIG and MEG” cases have changed our understanding of what constitutes a “deprivation of liberty”
• A better understanding of how DoLS protects the Human Rights of the service user, as well as the professionalism and integrity of the worker
• Be able to explain the difference between restriction of liberty and deprivation of liberty
• Be able to list the six Qualifying Requirements of a DoLS application, and be able to distinguish between an Urgent Authorisation and a Standard Authorisation
• Be able to describe the functions of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate, Best Interest Assessor, Supervisory Body and the person’s Representative in the DoLS process
• Know how to complete the relevant paperwork to make an application to the local authority for authorisation to deprive a person of their liberty (applicable to residents in care homes and patients in hospital settings)
• Know how to complete the relevant paperwork to make an application directly to the Court of Protection for authorisation to deprive a person of their liberty (applicable to people who live in supported living, Shared Lives, sheltered housing and their own homes)
Trainer:St Thomas Training
Venue Details:Sutton Civic Offices, G5, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA
(020 8770 5000)