Deprivation of liberty safeguards (DOLS)

If you have an adult who lacks capacity to make decisions about their care and accommodation staying in your care home or hospital, their care may need authorising by the local authority. If this is the case for someone in your care, please contact us.

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Forms

The latest DoLS forms are available from ADASS. If you have any questions about these forms, please contact us using the button above.

Supreme Court ruling - March 2014

The ruling clarified that an adult who lacks the capacity to make decisions about their accommodation and care is objectively deprived of their liberty if they are subject to continuous supervision and control and are not free to leave.