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Please see the links below for information about Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
Managing Authorities (care homes and hospitals) have a duty to provide care within the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act, ensuring any decisions made on behalf of a person who lacks capacity are in their best interests and achieved in a way that is least restrictive of the person’s rights and freedom. If these care arrangements amount to a deprivation of liberty managing authorities must ensure they are not unlawfully depriving a person by failing to make an application for a Safeguards authorisation.
Whenever anyone is concerned that a hospital or care home has or may have been depriving a person of their liberty without applying for DoLS authorisation they should report their concerns.
Everyone who has a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards authorisation must have a Representative appointed to look after the relevant person’s interests. This is usually a family member or a friend; it could also be a paid representative if there is no one else suitable or willing to act in this role.
A deprivation of liberty can be authorised by the Supervisory Body. In Doncaster, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) acts as the Supervisory Body and has overall management of the DoLS process. The role involves considering requests for authorisations, commissioning assessments to be undertaken, and where all assessments determine a deprivation of liberty is occurring; authorising this.
Everyone has the right to be safe, to be respected, to be heard. Everyone has a role to play to make this happen.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 applies to all staff working in health and social care who are involved in the care, treatment or support of people over 16 years living in England and Wales, who are unable to make all or some decisions for themselves.