Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) - other resources
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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Court of Protection
PO Box 70185
First Avenue House
42–49 High Holborn
London WC1A 9JA
The Court of Protection makes decisions and appoints deputies to act on behalf of people who are unable to make decisions about their personal health, finance or welfare.
Office of the Public Guardian
PO Box 16185
Birmingham B2 2WH
The OPG supports and promotes decision-making for those who lack capacity or would like to plan for their future, within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The OPG provides a range of useful information online on the gov.uk website, including the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice.
Department of Health
London SW1A 2NS
The government department responsible for health, social care, and the National Health Service (NHS). Information about all aspects of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards can be found on the website.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
1 Pall Mall East
London SW1Y 5BP
T 020 7766 7400
SCIE’s purpose is to improve health and social care services by sharing knowledge and good practice. Their website contains lots of information about DoLS.
Last reviewed: March 2016
Next review due: March 2019
Reviewed by: Professor Phil Fennell, Cardiff Law School and Irene Chenery, Partner, Chenery Maher Solicitors, member of Solicitors for the Elderly
This information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.