Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – Managers Supervisory Bodies and Managing Authorities

Target audience

Staff who have a responsibility for applying the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. This will include anybody who arranges residential or nursing care such as: Managers registered under the Care Standards Act (2000), Deputy Managers, Ward Managers, Senior Practitioners, Team Managers, Signatories, Social Workers, Social Care Assessment Officers, Care Co-ordinators, Care
Managers, Band 5 Nurses or above, IMCA’s, Paid Relevant Person’s Representatives.

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 provide in-depth knowledge of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards process and documentation

Learning outcomes

This course will provide staff with an understanding of:

  • The background to the legislation
  • The role of the Managing Authority and the Supervisory Body
  • The distinction between a restriction of liberty and a deprivation of liberty
  • The assessment and authorisation process
  • The roles involved including IMCA and Paid Representatives
  • The link between DoLS and Safeguarding Adults. The DoLS documentation and completion

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.

Date Time Location  
10th Sep 2024 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Via Microsoft Teams Apply now
11th Mar 2025 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Via Microsoft Teams Apply now
11th Mar 2025 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Via Microsoft Teams Apply now