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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is a part of the Mental Capacity Act (2005).  Deprivation of Liberty, also known as DoLs, and/or safeguards, aim to protect people in care homes and hospitals from being inappropriately deprived of their liberty.  The DoLs or safeguards have been put in place to make sure that a care home or hospital only restricts someone's liberty safely and correctly and that this is done when there is no other way to take care of that person safely.  This course covers the rules and planning need to ensure compliance and understanding.

This course is available fully online or as a half day course with a guided learning hours of 3 and available nationally though our approved instructors.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course comes with 3.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 27 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

Occupations that can use this course:

  • Care workers
  • Social workers
  • Support staff
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Volunteers in the care sector
  • Teachers


  • Course Introduction
  • Deprivation of liberty Safeguarding - DOLS
    • DOLs Application
    • DOLs Restrictions
    • DOLs Assessment Stages
    • The Supervisory Body's Decision
    • Cheshire West Judgement
  • Course Summary

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