Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

The Mental Capacity Act has provided a legal framework to ensure that people that lack capacity who are being deprived of their liberty are being done so lawfully. Find out more here.

Applying for a Deprivation of Liberty authorisation from Knowsley Council

Once the managing authority (care home or hospital) has determined whether an urgent or standard authorisation is required, they must complete the relevant form/s which can be found on the ADASS website and email them to:

If you wish to talk to a member of the DoLS team regarding an application that has been made you can call 0151 443 2914 during normal office hours.


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