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Deprivation of liberty safeguards paperwork cut as ‘unnecessary’ forms scrapped

User AvatarPosted by Kathryn Platten at 12/01/2015 12:03:39

Posted by Community Care Friday 9 January 2015

Government-commissioned review cuts number of Dols forms from 32 to 13 in bid to speed up process without losing 'necessary quality'

The number of forms professionals need to complete for deprivation of liberty safeguards (Dols) authorisations has been cut by almost a third after a government-backed review concluded that some of the paperwork was ‘unnecessary’.


The Dols project group, led by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (Adass), found that the paperwork could be condensed from 32 forms down to 13 ‘without losing necessary quality’. The new forms can be downloaded on the Adass website.

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