Learn about Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) in care, and how it will affect your work.
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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 29 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is a part of the Mental Capacity Act (2005).  Deprivation of Liberty, also known as DoLs, and/or safeguards, aim to protect people in care homes and hospitals from being inappropriately deprived of their liberty.  The DoLs or safeguards have been put in place to make sure that a care home or hospital only restrict someone's liberty safely and correctly and that this is done when there is no other way to take care of that person safely.  This course covers the rules and planning need to ensure compliance and understanding.

ProTrainings are Skills for Care Endorsed for both our classroom and e-learning courses. This means that our training meets the high standards expected by Skills for Care.

This course is available fully online or as a half-day course with a guided learning hour of 3 and available nationally through our approved instructors.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Care workers
  • Social workers
  • Support staff
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Volunteers in the care sector
  • Teachers

This course comes with 1.0 hrs (2.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 29 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For full details of the contents of our online course see our Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards training site.

  • Course Introduction
  • Deprivation of liberty Safeguarding - DOLS
    • DOLs Application
    • DOLs Restrictions
    • DOLs Assessment Stages
    • The Supervisory Body's Decision
    • Cheshire West Judgement
  • Course Summary
  • CQC website link
  • CQC website link
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Mental Capacity Act (2005) Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: England 2015-16, Official Statistics
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Skills for Care Website
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
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What People are Saying

“This website is remarkable in their training of DOLS ”

- Adebayo, Doctor (DO/MD) from KENT

“The training was thought of in a way to improve the care sector, also given as a refresher every we have learn so far,”

- Adelaide
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