The Board received a report which provided an update and highlighted key issues with respect to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).
Members were reminded that DoLS were one aspect of the Mental Capacity Act (2005). The Safeguards were to ensure that people in care homes and hospitals were cared for in a way that did not inappropriately restrict their freedom, and if necessary restrictions were only applied in a safe and correct way and that this was only done when it was in the best interests of the person and there was no other way to provide appropriate care.
The key issues in relation to DoLS was discussed in the report and noted by Members. The Chairman requested that a further update be presented to the Board at a future meeting.
RESOLVED: That the report be noted.