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The Deprivation of Liberty Act protects the most vulnerable individuals in hospitals and care homes. It plays an important role in preventing the unlawful deprivation of liberty occurring. The MCA DoLS (The Mental Capacity Act: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) framework offers safeguards for the people who most need it and principles of conduct for anyone working with vulnerable people. If you are in a care profession, it is crucial that you understand them.
The Mental Capacity Act: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards procedure (MCA DoLS) provides the legal framework which ensures that deprivation of liberty does not happen to vulnerable people living in hospitals or care homes, and the definitions by which this sort of deprivation is measured and assessed. It creates an environment in which both vulnerable people and their carers can be protected. On completion of the course you will automatically get a certificate with your name, CPD hours, date and learning objectives. The course also contains additional resource materials, useful links and a handy refresher guide.
This course is for all people who work with vulnerable adults, for example in hospitals and care homes; and for people in social care who have responsibility for implementing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. This course is suitable for learners who are new to the subject and also those who wish to refresh their knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act.
Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a good working knowledge of:
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