Useful Publications for DoLS

The following publications and guidance provide a wealth of information on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).


Publications provided by the Department of Health: 

External website link: DH.gov.uk - includes the standard forms and guidance that hospitals and care homes must use

 

 

DoLS code of practiceDoLS code of practicePDF 471KBhttps://leedssafeguardingadults.org.uk/Documents/DoLS/dols_codes_of_practice.pdfpdf equal-item

 

 

What are the mental capacity act deprivation of liberty safeguardsWhat are the mental capacity act deprivation of liberty safeguardsPDF 81KBhttps://leedssafeguardingadults.org.uk/Documents/DoLS/what_are_mca_dol_safeguards.pdfpdf equal-item
Mental Capacity Act: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (easy read)Mental Capacity Act: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (easy read)PDF 942KBhttps://leedssafeguardingadults.org.uk/Documents/DoLS/mca_dols_and_you_easy_read.pdfpdf equal-item
A guide for primary Care Trust and Local AuthoritiesA guide for primary Care Trust and Local AuthoritiesPDF 142KBhttps://leedssafeguardingadults.org.uk/Documents/DoLS/dols_guide_pct_councils_opg607.pdfpdf equal-item
A guide for Hospital and Care HomesA guide for Hospital and Care HomesPDF 154KBhttps://leedssafeguardingadults.org.uk/Documents/DoLS/dols_guide_for_hospitals_care_homes_opg608.pdfpdf equal-item
A guide for Relevant Person's representativesA guide for Relevant Person's representativesPDF 136KBhttps://leedssafeguardingadults.org.uk/Documents/DoLS/dols_guide_for_relevant_persons_reps_opg609.pdfpdf equal-item

 

 

Practice guidance - deprivation of liberty and safeguarding adultsPractice guidance - deprivation of liberty and safeguarding adultsPDF 249KBhttps://leedssafeguardingadults.org.uk/Documents/DoLS/practice_guidance_-_deprivation_of_liberty_and_safeguarding_adults_post_board_amends.pdfpdf equal-item
DoLS: A guide for relevant person's representativesDoLS: A guide for relevant person's representativesPDF 152KBhttps://leedssafeguardingadults.org.uk/Documents/DoLS/dols_liberty_safeguards_28pp_a5_print.pdfpdf equal-item
DoLS: A guide for family, friends and unpaid carersDoLS: A guide for family, friends and unpaid carersPDF 157KBhttps://leedssafeguardingadults.org.uk/Documents/DoLS/dols_guide_for_family.pdfpdf equal-item
DoLS posterDoLS posterPDF 590KBhttps://leedssafeguardingadults.org.uk/Documents/DoLS/dols_a4_checklist_poster.pdfpdf equal-item
DoLS postcardDoLS postcardPDF 239KBhttps://leedssafeguardingadults.org.uk/Documents/DoLS/dols_a6_postcard_2pp.pdfpdf equal-item
DoLS: Forms and Record KeepingDoLS: Forms and Record KeepingPDF 580KBhttps://leedssafeguardingadults.org.uk/Documents/DoLS/dols_guidance_formsrecord_keeping.pdfpdf equal-item
Frequently asked questions for DoLS queriesFrequently asked questions for DoLS queriesPDF 195KBhttps://leedssafeguardingadults.org.uk/Documents/DoLS/dols_faqs_for_web.pdfpdf equal-item