The Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)


The Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) - DoLS Refresher / Update


Wednesday 13 June - Leeds

Course Content

  • A practical overview of the Mental Capacity Act: principles, assessments, best interest decision making, handling difficult cases
  • What is a deprivation of liberty?
  • The implications of ‘Cheshire West’
  • DoLS in practice in differing settings (including community settings) and with different age groups (including children)
  • The role of doctors, best interest assessors, IMCAs and RPRs: responsibilities and procedures
  • Clinical scenarios and discussion
  • The Law Commission’s replacement scheme for the DoLS

Who should attend?

This course provides the required update training for mental health assessors and is suitable for psychiatrists and other practitioners involved in mental health and capacity issues.

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June - Leeds

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