Deprivation of Liberty

Listed below are a range of courses we deliver on DoLs. If you want more information on any course listed, please email: admin@edgetraining.org.uk and we will send you the full course outline with further details including costings. All courses are tailored to the specific needs of the staff group or service commissioning it. If you don’t see the exact course you need, please email us as we deliver numerous other bespoke courses on DoLs.


DoLS awareness

This three hour course aims to provide health and social care staff with an overview of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and its impact on them and their clients.


DoLS in practice

This course aims to provide health and social care staff with detailed information on the DoLS process and their statutory duties. The Liberty Protection Safeguards which will

replace DoLS are also reviewed (full day course).


DoLS for managers in adult social services

This course provides guidance on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) for managers in adult social services. It examines the impact of DoLS on services and the procedures needed to meet the requirements of the legislation. It also considers the legal risks, duties and responsibilities that DoLS places on local authorities (full day course).


DoLS authorising signatories

This course is designed to provide signatories with the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out the statutory function of an authorising signatory (full day course).


DoLS authorising signatories – legal update

This half day course aims to update authorising signatories who have already undertaken the Edge full day signatory course. It provides information on the latest news, guidance and case law relating to DoLS and considers how these impact upon the role of signatories.


Deprivation of liberty in children and young people

This course aims to update staff working with children, young people and those in transition with the latest case law and developments in relation to deprivation of liberty. The course will consider these developments and their impact on practice (full day course). Note: We recommend attendees undertake our MCA for children and young people course before attending this course.

Safeguards (DoLS)