Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards awareness
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This course is targeted to adults social care staff and those in residential care, nursing care, home care and supported living settings, personal assistants and other frontline practitioners who have regular contact with service users/patients and their families or carers in the London Borough of Sutton.
Staff Groups A, B, C, D, and E as per the Bournemouth University National Mental Capacity Act Competency Framework.
Level 2 staff and above (ref: NHS Intercollegiate document 2018 - Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies For Healthcare Staff).
Please note that participants are required to have previous Safeguarding Awareness and Mental Capacity Act knowledge prior to attending this course
This course 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:
- Improved knowledge and understanding of a range of judgements that have been made by the Court of Protection in relation to DoLS, in particular the “Neary” and “Bournewood” cases;
- Improved knowledge and understanding of 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”;
- Improved knowledge and understanding of how DoLS protects the Human Rights of the service user, as well as the professionalism and integrity of the worker;
- Improved knowledge and confidence to explain the difference between restriction of liberty and deprivation of liberty;
- Improved knowledge about the six qualifying requirements of a DoLS application, and the skill to distinguish between an Urgent Authorisation and a Standard Authorisation;
- Improved understanding of the functions of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate, Best Interest Assessor, Supervisory Body and the person’s Representative in the DoLS process;
- Developed skills 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);
- Improved skill 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).
2 half days virtual training course aims to give participants an overall understanding of how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (“DoLS”) apply to their day-to-day work settings.
- Please note: attendance to both half days is required;
- Participants must have attended Safeguarding Awareness and Mental Capacity Act training prior to attending this course;
- If you already have a good understanding of DoLs, then register for the refresher training.