This Mental Capacity Act improvement tool has been has been developed throughout 2014/15 with funding from the Department of Health and support from the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS).
The Law Society has issued a range of Deprivation of Liberty guidance resources.
The safeguards aim to ensure that those who lack capacity and are residing in a care setting environment are not subject to overly restrictive measures in their day-to-day lives.
The guidance was commissioned by the DoH (Department of Health) and aims to health and social care professionals identify when a deprivation of liberty may be occurring in a number of settings.
Click the links below to access the resources available in PDF format.
Quick reference sheets also highlight relevant liberty restricting factors and key questions for practitioners relating to each individual setting.
- Deprivation of liberty: a practical guide (PDF 1.3mb)
- Chapter 1 – introduction (PDF 648kb)
- Chapter 2 – the law (PDF 715kb)
- Chapter 3 – Cheshire West (PDF 681kb)
- Chapter 4 – the hospital setting (PDF 693kb)
- Chapter 5 – the psychiatric setting (PDF 671kb)
- Chapter 6 – the care home setting (PDF 686kb)
- Chapter 7 – supported living (PDF 646kb)
- Chapter 8 – at home (PDF 644kb)
- Chapter 9 – under 18s (PDF 682kb)
- Chapter 10 – summaries of key cases (PDF 715kb)
- Chapter 11 – further resources (PDF 670kb)
Quick reference guides
- quick reference guide on the hospital setting (PDF 87kb)
- quick reference guide on the psychiatric setting (PDF 84kb)
- quick reference guide on the care home setting (PDF 84kb)
- quick reference guide on supported living setting (PDF 87kb)
- quick reference guide on the home setting (PDF 84kb)
- quick reference guide on under 18s (PDF 87kb)
Click here to view the source article.
SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) has launched a Mental Capacity Act Directory to help raise awareness around this subject. The directory contains a range of resources and tools to help you understand this legislation and to help you implement it. The directory also covers issues around the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).
Click here to view the directory.
This free Advanced Planning for People with Bipolar Disorder guide has been developed by NHS and university partners and is based on extensive research involving people with Bipolar Disorder. We feel it has huge potential to support people with Bipolar Disorder by helping them to retain control as well as protect their welfare, property and finances during periods where they may experience a loss of capacity.
As the relative or carer of a person who may spend some time in hospital or a care home, it is important that you understand what the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DOLS) are. This Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Guidance from Action on Elder Abuse will help you provide effective support and know who has what rights under this legislation.
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