Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Policy


A detailed and informative Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Policy which outlines the responsibilities and behaviours expected of care staff in line with the principles of The Mental Capacity Act 2005.


Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Policy

This clearly written Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Policy defines and gives context to the issues surrounding mental capacity and the behaviours and responsibilities demanded of care workers in applying these protocols. Written in accordance with the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 .

This policy covers :

  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocates/Representatives
  • Safeguarding examples
  • Monitoring and review procedures

This easy-read policy provides a secure base and clear guidelines on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards within which care organisations can operate.

This is a comprehensive document with the essential depth and scope required for care businesses –  it details specific CQC fundamental standards, numbered regulations and Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs) related to implementation of the policy.

Length: 8 pages

Last reviewed: November 2016

*You will need to remove all reference to “Very Caring Ltd” in this document and replace with the name and details of your own organisation.

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