Who could be placed under DoLS

The Mental Capacity Act 2005: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) applies to anyone with a disorder or disability of the mind, who:

  • is aged 18 and above
  • has a brain injury
  • has dementia
  • has a severe learning disability
  • cannot make decisions for their own care or treatment
  • needs a deprivation of liberty to protect them from harm.