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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Courses

Koha Training & Development provides a variety of courses covering all aspects of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. All courses are run by a CIPD qualified trainer. Courses can be tailored to suit the specific needs of your service & delivered at:

  • Introductory level
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course participants will:

  • Understand exactly what DoLS are and to whom they apply.
  • Understand how the Safeguards relate to the rest of the MCA.
  • Be clear regarding the process - how and when can a deprivation of liberty be applied for and authorised.
  • Understand the assessment process.
  • Identify the role and responsibilities of a Managing Authority and Supervisory Body.
  • Understand the relevant case law to date.
  • Be familiar with the role of the relevant persons representative.
  • Be able to identify when an IMCA should be instructed.
  • Understand the role of the Court of Protection.


One and two day courses available.

Contact Koha for more information or to discuss your Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards training needs