Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

Find information about the Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), training courses and how to get independent advice.

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Mental Capacity Act 2005

Find out how we meet the guidance, advice and safeguards set out for people who lack capacity.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

How people in hospitals or care homes who lack the capacity to consent to certain treatments are protected.

Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

How to find an independent voice for people who lack the capacity to make certain important decisions.

Deprivation of Liberty following the Supreme Court Judgement

Essential reading and guidance for all staff following the Supreme Court ruling 19 March 2014 – P v Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Mental Capacity Act and DoLS training in Suffolk

Find out how to attend training courses on the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) through Suffolk CPD Online.

Mental Capacity Act Resources

Useful resources in relation to The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and DoLS.