Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

9. Template letters

The following are four template letters which you might find helpful if you are considering contacting a care provider, local authority or local health board about a deprivation of liberty.

Template letter 1 – To the care home or hospital, requesting that they issue an urgent deprivation of liberty authorisation and apply for a standard deprivation of liberty authorisation.

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Template letter 2 – To the local authority (or local health board), requesting they investigate a possible unauthorised deprivation of liberty.

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Template letter 3 – To the local authority (or local health board) from the relevant person’s representative requesting a review of a standard deprivation of liberty authorisation. 

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Template letter 4 – To the local authority (or local health board) requesting they investigate a possible unauthorised deprivation of liberty in supported living.

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