Mental Capacity Act and DoLS

Mental Capacity Act

Information on the Mental Capacity Act can be found on the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) website:

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), are an amendment to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.  Find out more on on the SCIE website:

The Government are planning to replace the Deprivation of Liberty Standards (DoLS) with the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS). Information on the LPS can be found on the Department of Health & Social Care website:

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced on 5 April 2023 that implementation of LPS had now been delayed beyond the current parliamentary period (i.e. beyond Autumn 2024).  More information  can be found on the SCIE website.