The March 2014 Supreme Court Judgment lowered the threshold at
which care arrangements may amount to a deprivation of liberty and
therefore require authorisation either through DoLS arrangements or
by an application to the Court of Protection.
This course will help you understand recent changes to the
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and the need to
demonstrate that care arrangements are lawful and correctly
The course will enable staff to continue to follow the original
intentions of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the Human Rights
Act: that people with diminished ability to make decisions should
participate as fully as possible, be able to make important choices
where able and that substituted decision making should be both
person-centred and fully accountable.
After this course you will:
- Have an enhanced awareness of basic MCA concepts.
- Be aware of how the new threshold for a deprivation of liberty
applies in your work setting.
- Have a greater understanding of 'best interest' and
proportionate restrictions in care planning.
- Understand the role of the Court of Protection.
- Have received practical advice about:
- Making applications - the use of Urgent and Standard
- Considering applications to the Court of Protection for DoL
outside care homes and hospitals.
- Producing a DoLs policy in your organisation.
- Notification of changed circumstances to the 'Supervisory Body'
and notification of deaths to the Coroner.
Managers and staff in organisations running care homes and
supported living schemes for people with a learning disability and
autistic spectrum disorders, particularly staff responsible
- making support arrangements and producing care plans
- liaising with involved professionals and commissioners of
- producing agency policies
This course is also suitable for advocacy staff and others who a
need to know about the changes to the law.
Learning Disability Wales' Training is part of our Valued Lives
Forthcoming Training dates
|Person with a learning disability
|Parent or family carer
|Paid carer supporting someone on the day