Mental Capacity Act - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)

Local policy and practice guide

Milton Keynes Council has a local policy and practice guide for how it will implement Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and ensure a duty of care for people who are, or may become, deprived of their liberty. These are available on request from the DoLs Team.

There are nationally agreed forms which MUST be used when requesting DoLS authorisations.

  • Urgent authorisation by a managing authority.
  • Standard authorisation,
  • Suspension / lifting of suspension (standard authorisation)
  • Review of a standard authorisation

Forms must be fully completed and wherever possible sent electronically to the specialist DoLS Team ONLY if the forms cannot be sent electronically they should be printed off as hard copies and posted.

More information

For more information about DoLs and the Mental Capacity Act please refer to "Welfare and finance decisions for people who lack Mental Capacity"

Adult Services - DoLS Team

DoLS Team contact information

Civic.1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ