Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – Basic Awareness

Target audience

For all staff who need a working knowledge of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. This may include: care assistants, auxiliary staff, support staff, domestic staff, and administrative staff/receptionists in care homes or hospitals.

Entry requirement

DoLS – Participants should attend either the ‘Basic Awareness’ OR the ‘Managers, Supervisory Body/Managing Authority’ training.  Participants are required to attend MCA awareness or assessment training prior to attending any DoLS training courses

Aim of the session

To increase basic awareness of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and to provide a basic working knowledge of the policy and procedures operational in Newcastle

Learning outcomes

This course will provide staff with an understanding of:

  • The background to the legislation
  • The distinction between a restriction of liberty and a deprivation of liberty
  • The assessment and authorisation process
  • The roles and responsibilities of staff

Booking Details:

Online: Please click ‘Apply’ against your preferred date listed below

Email: If you have any queries or are unable to complete an online form, please contact the Workforce Development Admin Team: or on 0191 277 2091.

If you are a Newcastle City Council employee, you can book on any of these courses via LMS

Please see the Charging Policy as you may be charged for training.

Please note – no courses are currently available.
Due to Covid19, courses are being moved online. Please check back later for further updates.