Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards(DoLS)

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) aim to protect people who lack mental capacity, but who need to be deprived of liberty so they can be given care and treatment in a hospital or care home. They are very complex. The Law Commission publishes and interim report after extensive consultation.

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Directory

The MCA Directory helps to raise awareness about the MCA, including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. You will find useful information and various tools to help understand or implement it.