The Mental Capacity Act allows restraint and restrictions to be used – but only if they are in a person's best interests. Extra safeguards are needed if the restrictions and restraint used will deprive a person of their liberty. These are called the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. This training course aimed at increasing knowledge of frontline professionals and for those who will be working as IMCAs during the initial DoLS assessment process and as Relevant Persons Representatives whilst a DoLS is in force.
The course will include: policies and procedures relating to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, an overview of case law, the role of the Managing Authority and Supervisory body; assessment and authorisation processes; application of conditions; reporting; challenging, and the role of the IMCA during the assessment process.