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Community DoL (Deprivation of Liberty- COPDOL11 FORM) 4 June 2024

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Community DoL (Deprivation of Liberty- COPDOL11 FORM) 4 June 2024
Community DoL (Deprivation of Liberty- COPDOL11 FORM) 4 June 2024

Date, Time & Location

Jun 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

via Zoom

About the Event


This course is designed to enable participants to identify when applications need to be made to the Court of Protection to authorise deprivation of liberty and to comply with the requirements set down by the Court for making such applications.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the day participants will have learned:

  • The key legal principles governing deprivation of liberty in the community setting
  • To identify and collate the necessary evidence for making applications to the Court of Protection to authorise deprivations of liberty in the community  setting


The day will include the following key topics:

  • Introduction and overview of the day
  • Deprivation of liberty after Cheshire West
  • The acid test and its application in community settings
  • Re X: the case, the process, and the future
  • Capacity: assessing and collating evidence
  • Best interests: assessing and collating evidence
  • Deprivation of liberty: assessing and collating evidence
  • Case law: examples of community DoL cases
  • The Rule 1.2 Representative: identifying and practical issues
  • The Court of Protection forms
  • Case studies: applying learning to practice
  • Practical issues with DoL applications to the Court
  • Further discussion and questions, evaluations and close

The course will be delivered by Hanna Gottschling

Hanna first started working in adult mental health services in 1999.  Prior to obtaining her Social Work Qualification, Hanna worked in Training and Clinical Governance and represented service users within a Mental Health Trust at management and senior management level.  Hanna gained her social work degree in 2011 and went on to gain her Masters in Adult Mental Health.  She continues to practice as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under the Mental Health Act 1983 and as a Best Interests Assessor (BIA) under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to ensure her role as a trainer remains credible and appropriate to the subject matter she is delivering. Hanna has worked in all areas of adult social care including learning disability transitions, older people, physical health and mental health.

Hanna has been the MCA / DoLS lead for a local authority in London for a number of years, providing professional advice on MCA and DoLS for social care staff and managers and Best Interest Assessors, working strategically with management and partner agencies to ensure good practice is adhered to in the ever-changing legal landscape.  Hanna has extensive experience of attending the Court of Protection relating to DoLS, Mental Capacity Act and Adult Safeguarding.  Hanna was asked to join the National Mental Capacity Forum Leadership Group and is passionate about the Mental Capacity Act and ensuring that practice enshrines the principals if the Act.

Includes all course materials and a PDF certificate. Course access details will be emailed direct to delegate(s) upon completion of your booking.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email  or call 07341 277487.


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