Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Awareness (full day)

Date & Time:

Thursday 28 February 2019 (9:30 - 16:30)

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Venue:

Sutton Civic Offices, G5, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

Detail:

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.

 

Course Overview

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.

Learning Outcomes

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) 

Places Available:

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Further Information:

Trainer:

St Thomas Training

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G5, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)