This important letter to ADASS Directors emphasises the vital role of DoLS during the pandemic with a useful annex for practitioners. It's a must-read.
This guidance by 39 Essex Chambers provides a detailed summary of the relevant law for assessing capacity.
This guidance by 39 Essex Chambers provides a detailed summary of the relevant law for determining what is in the best interests for someone who unable to decide.
ADASS DOLS Renewal Guidance
This guidance produced by the Directors of Adult Social Services provides for measure for dealing with renewals of DOLS standard authorisations.
ADASS Form 3 Guidance
This guidance produced by the Directors of Adult Social Services provides examples of best practice and helpfully assists BIAs to complete Form 3.
ADASS Promoting Less Restrictive Practice
This tool produced by the Directors of Adult Social Services is really useful in identifying measures that affect the person's liberty (for the purposes of the acid test) and for considering whether those measures are necessary and proportionate to the risks.
SCIE, Putting DOLS Into Practice
In 2013 SCIE produced this helpful resource that describes good practice for the use of DOLS.
Guidance on Conditional Discharges
HM Prison and Probation Service have provided guidance on discharge conditions that amount to a deprivation of liberty.
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