Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

  • Understand the purpose, and limits of the DoL safeguards
  • State the difference between restrictions and DoL
  • Identify what procedures to put into place to document decisions
  • Recognise how relevant agencies play a role in the DoL safeguards
  • Understand how DoL referrals can be avoided by adopting appropriate cultures within the care home
  • Define the role of the supervisory body, managing authority and Inspectorate
  • Adopt the correct procedures where a referral for authorisation is required
  • Recognise how key issues; risk, consent, capacity influence working practices, and reporting procedures
  • Recognise how the DoL framework can be used to improve working practices and to highlight areas of poor practice
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