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DoL, Children & Young People 28 & 29 June 2021

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Date, Time & Location

Apr 14, 2023, 7:00 PM

via Zoom

About the Event

PART 1: 28 June 14:00-17:00

PART 2: 29 June 14:00-17:00


This one day course (split over 2 webinar sessions) 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 the impact on practice. It examines the Supreme Court ruling on deprivation of liberty and considers practical issues in its application for children and young people.

Learning Outcomes:

· Understand the ‘presumption of capacity’ from age 16; the overlap with parental responsibility until the age of 18 and how this differs to consent provided for children under 16

· Understand the supreme court ruling and it’s application to those aged under 18

· Identify when a deprivation of liberty may be occurring and how to make it lawful:


The day will include the following key topics:

· Deprivation of Liberty – overview – European Court onwards

· Supreme Court ruling – overview and its application to children  and young people

· Law Society guidance following the Supreme Court ruling –  children’s chapter

· Recent case law applying the Supreme Court ruling to those under  18

· New threshold for deprivation of liberty set by the Supreme Court

· ‘Continuous supervision and control’ – guidance and examples  from case law

· ‘Not free to leave’ – guidance and examples from case law

· Case law review involving children since the Supreme Court ruling

· Residential schools, non-secure children’s homes and foster  placements

· Deprivation of liberty – finding of fact and how to make it lawful

· 18+ in / not in a care home or hospital

· 16-17 and Under 16 in any placement

· Parental consent (scope of parental responsibility) its authority and limitations in relation to deprivation of liberty – case law review including the impact of the Court of Appeal decision in November 2017 for 16 and 17 year olds

· DoLS procedure overview

· Court of Protection applications overview

· Interaction with other legislation – Children Act, Mental Health Act

· Practice issues for social care staff and managers.

· Case studies – a number of cases studies to apply learning in  practice

The course will be delivered by Dawn Revell

Dawn is a qualified Social Worker having obtained her professional status over 18 years ago. She continues to practice as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under the Mental Health Act 1983.She is a joint trained investigator for safeguarding adults and presently has responsibility for managing and advising on complex safeguarding adult cases.  Dawn presently manages a generic, county wide social services emergency duty team. She has worked as an associate trainer for over 4 years and has designed, facilitated and delivered training on risk assessment, mental health, mental capacity and safeguarding adults.

Includes all course materials and a 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.

Are you a Local Authority, NHS Trust or CCG ?

If you are a Local Authority, NHS Trust or CCG and require an invoice please email for a booking form


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