pdf Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard (DOLS) Policy (745 KB)

pdf Policy on a Page - Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS) (776 KB)

  • Guidance for staff on the test for whether a patient has been deprived of their liberty
  • Guidance on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) interface with the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA)
  • Guidance for staff on how to apply for authorisation of a deprivation of liberty where a deprivation cannot be avoided.

If you would like to see the Equality & Human Rights Impact Analysis (EHRIA), please click on the link below:

pdf EHRIA - Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS) (255 KB)