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The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

 

These were introduced as part of the 2007 Mental Health Act, and amend the 2005 Mental Capacity Act. They were brought about after case law revealed a gap in the legal framework for people who lacked capacity to make decisions about their care and treatment who were - by virtue of the care regime around them - effectively detained in either care homes or hospitals.

 

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Flowchart

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Policy for St Helens

Mental Capacity Act - Code of Practice 2005

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Code of Practice 2005

Mental Capacity Act 2005 - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards - Standard Forms

 

Please use the links below for new DoLS forms

 

Form 1 Standard and Urgent Request

 

Form 2 Authorisation Request

 

Form 7 Suspension of Standard Authorisation

 

Form 10 Request Review

 

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