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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 28 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT

Sample Video: Course Introduction to DOLs

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is a part of the Mental Capacity Act (2005).  Deprivation of Liberty, also known as DoLs, and/or safeguards, aim to protect people in care homes and hospitals from being inappropriately deprived of their liberty.  The DoLs or safeguards have been put in place to make sure that a care home or hospital only restrict someone's liberty safely and correctly and that this is done when there is no other way to take care of that person safely.  This course covers the rules and planning need to ensure compliance and understanding.

This course is available fully online or as a half day course with a guided learning hours of 3 and available nationally through our approved instructors.

  • Care workers
  • Social workers
  • Support staff
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Volunteers in the care sector
  • Teachers

This course comes with 3.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 28 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Course Introduction
  • Deprivation of liberty Safeguarding - DOLS
    • DOLs Application
    • DOLs Restrictions
    • DOLs Assessment Stages
    • The Supervisory Body's Decision
    • Cheshire West Judgement
  • Course Summary
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • CQC website
  • CQC website link
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • How to use the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • LifePoint AED Leaflet - Full feature for just £795 plus VAT
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Mental Capacity Act (2005) Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: England 2015-16, Official Statistics
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos

What People are Saying

“Simple, informative and easy to understand.”

- chipo, care home manager from leicestershire

“This website is remarkable in their training of DOLS ”

- Adebayo, Doctor (DO/MD) from KENT