Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Under current legislation, you should ensure that no person receiving a health or social care service from you has their liberty unlawfully deprived, hence the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (often referred to as DOLS).

This DOLS course is not only the most comprehensive online option available to you, it's the most well put across and the most affordable.

As with all training courses, why pay more elsewhere and feel you're no further forward?

This course, in a unique way, makes the subject easy to understand and straightforward to put into practice. If that's what you're looking to find, why not take the course right now?

It’s perfect for induction, refresher, management and vocational training.

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Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course.


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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This preview is a short sample of the actual course content.

As a guide, this course should take between 45 to 60 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • An introduction to DOLS
  • Code of Practice
  • Mental capacity
  • Mental health
  • Essential principles
  • The authorisation process
  • Restraint issues
  • The assessment process
  • Assessors
  • Safeguards
  • Reviews
  • Representation
  • The legal system
  • ... and more!


Contributes to Care Certificate Standard 10