DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding) Legal Update for Best Interest Assessors

Course Provider: Bond Solon

Course Administrator: Sarah Price


Over this one day course, the interpretation of the legal framework through recent case law will be explored, and the implications these have in daily practice. 

Date Venues Times
20th July 2018 Neuadd Brycheiniog, Cambrian Way, LD3 7HR 9.30am - 4.30pm
29th November 2018 The Media Resource Centre, Oxford Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6AH 9:30am - 4:30pm

Key Learning Outcomes


Understand and apply the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in carrying out capacity assessments in light of recent and relevant case law and guidance

Reflect and discuss significant case law relevant to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, from HL v UK to P v Cheshire West and P & v Surrey County Council and the recent Court of Appeal Judgment in R (Ferreira) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner South London & Ors (2017) EWCA Civ 31

Consider the role of the Court of Protection in community deprivation of liberty settings in light of Sir James Munby’s recent judgement in X and Others (Deprivation of Liberty)

Understand the “Acid Test” and the implications for care homes, hospitals, shared lives, supported living and own home situations Restriction on, and deprivation of liberty

Correctly apply the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) – in particular Article 8 – right to respect for private life, home, correspondence and family life and the implications on Article 5 – Right to liberty

Be able to create, collate and analyse relevant evidence within the DoLS process to best practice standards.



There is no charge to attend these courses, however a cancellation charge may apply to non-attendance if sufficient notice is not given