Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) Team

Applications for authorisations of deprivation of liberty are assessed by a dedicated DoLS team.  All social workers who are registered Best Interests Assessors.

The Team assesses applications for any Knowsley resident who is in a care home setting or hospital regardless of location, this includes residents whose placement has been arranged by Knowsley adult social care, residents who have their care arranged by the Continuing Health Care Team and residents who have arranged their own care. Applications are assessed by the team in line with current legislation and best practice to ensure any deprivation of liberty is within the persons best interests and less restrictive options have been explored.