Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) aim to prevent the unlawful detention of adults in hospitals and care settings who lack capacity to choose where they live or to consent to care and treatment.

How to make an application 

Complete the DoLS Request for a Standard and Urgent Application form.

It is essential that you provide as much information as possible about the person and their circumstances.

As applications contain personal information, they should be password protected and the password provided in a separate email.

For further information, please see the Deprivation of Liberty Information for Care Homes and Hospitals booklet by Sheffield Adult Safeguarding Partnership.

You can contact us if you need advice or support in submitting the form.

Contact Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Team

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