Guidance

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards forms and guidance

For use by local authorities in their role as supervisory body for the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

Documents

Form 1: standard and urgent request

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Form 2: further authorisation request

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Form 3: BIA combined assessments

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Form 3A: BIA no deprivation

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Form 3B: renewal with capacity assessment

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Form 4: MHealth eligibility capacity assessments

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Form 5: standard authorisation granted

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Form 6: standard authorisation not granted

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Form 7: suspension of standard authorisation

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Form 8: termination of representative

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Form 9: standard authorisation ceased

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Form 10: review request

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Form 11: IMCA referral

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Form 12: notification to coroner

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Details

The Department of Health and ADASS (the association of directors of adult social services in England) have produced these documents to help local authorities acting as supervisory bodies for the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

ADASS reviewed the guidance following the AJ v A Local Authority legal judgement, as explained on its website.

Published 31 March 2015
Last updated 25 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Form 3B: renewal with capacity assessment'.
  2. First published.