What are the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)?
They focus on people in hospitals or care homes, who need care and treatment that may take away some of their freedom, but who lack the capacity to consent to these arrangements.
These safeguards have been created to make sure any decision is made following the correct processes and alongside specific authorities.
How to make a DoLS Application
Our Adult Care Portal gives you the ability to send a DoLS application directly to the DoLS team. It’s quick, easy, and a secure way to request a:
- DoLS standard and urgent authorisation
- further standard authorisation
- DoLS suspension
- DoLS review
The Adult Care Portal will be unavailable Thursday 8 and Friday 9 of November due to system maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Please note: If you're using the portal for first time, you will be asked to create an account.
- Request a DoLS authorisation
- Request a DoLS extension
- Request a DoLS suspension