Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) - useful organisations
Find out the names of useful organisations to contact for help and support with DoLS, as well as who to contact about the information provided.
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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Court of Protection
0300 456 4600 (9am–5pm Monday–Friday)
The Court of Protection is the specialist court for all matters relating to people who may lack capacity to make specific decisions.
Department of Health and Social Care
The Department of Health and Social Care is 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 are on its website.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
020 7766 7400
SCIE’s purpose is to improve health and social care services by sharing knowledge and good practice. Its website contains lots of information about DoLS.
Social Care Wales
Social Care Wales aims to lead and support improvement in social care. Its website contains lots of information about DoLS in Wales.
Last reviewed: May 2021
Next review due: May 2024
Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.
Reviewed by: Professor Jill Manthorpe, Professor of Social Work, King’s College London and Toby Williamson, Independent Health and Social Care Consultant, Toby Williamson Consultancy
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