DoLS information for professionals

Everyone acting in a professional environment, or is being paid for acts in relation to a person who lacks mental capacity, has a legal duty to have regard to the codes of practice. 

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice [PDF] and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Code of Practice [PDF] give guidance and information about how the Mental Capacity Act works in practice and should always be referred to. 

There is also a joint Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Deprivation of Liberty Multi Agency Policy & Procedure [PDF] which provides local guidance for everyone involved in deprivation of liberty across Nottinghamshire and should be used in conjunction with the codes of practice.  

Assessment forms

These forms are to download for use with deprivation of liberty assessments. Please note any professional with access to Nottinghamshire County Council's framework-i system must complete the forms via the system. 

Forms for Best Interests Assessors

Forms for Mental Health Assessors

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