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From the Vice-President

This important letter to ADASS Directors emphasises the vital role of DoLS during the pandemic with a useful annex for practitioners. It's a must-read.
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Assessing Capacity


This guidance by 39 Essex Chambers provides a detailed summary of the relevant law for assessing capacity.

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Best interests


This guidance by 39 Essex Chambers provides a detailed summary of the relevant law for determining what is in the best interests for someone who unable to decide.

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ADASS DOLS Renewal Guidance


This guidance produced by the Directors of Adult Social Services provides for measure for dealing with renewals of DOLS standard authorisations.

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ADASS Form 3 Guidance

This guidance produced by the Directors of Adult Social Services provides examples of best practice and helpfully assists BIAs to complete Form 3.


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ADASS Promoting Less Restrictive Practice

This tool produced by the Directors of Adult Social Services is really useful in identifying measures that affect the person's liberty (for the purposes of the acid test) and for considering whether those measures are necessary and proportionate to the risks.

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SCIE, Putting DOLS Into Practice

In 2013 SCIE produced this helpful resource that describes good practice for the use of DOLS.

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Guidance on Conditional Discharges

HM Prison and Probation Service have provided guidance on discharge conditions that amount to a deprivation of liberty.

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