Mental Capacity Act / Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA/DoLS)

Betsey Lau-Robinson

Betsey Lau-Robinson

Henry Gilfillan

Henry Gilfillan

Chair: Henry Gilfillan
Vice Chair: Betsey Lau-Robinson

Membership: This Community of Practice is open to Local Authority and NHS representatives in London with a role or responsibility relating to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and/or its Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

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Key Aims for 2016/17

  • To work with universities in order to provide training courses for BIAs in order to manage DoLS and legal timescales
  • To ensure consistent Mental Capacity Assessments and Best Interest decision recording across London Council
  • To work with the Department of Health on MCA and DoLS policy
  • To ensure consistent MCA and DoLS policies across London
  • To develop good practice across London with regards to legal, case law and safeguarding
  • To report MCA/DoLS trends in a Safeguarding Adults Annual Report
  • MCA/DoLS Terms of Reference



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Recent News


Future meetings and events

Date/Time Event Notes
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
MCA/DoLS Network - September 2017
London Councils, London
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
MCA/DoLS Network - December 2017
London Councils, London
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
MCA/DoLS Network - March 2018
London Councils, London


Past meetings and events

Date/Time Event Notes
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
MCA/DoLS Network - May 2017
London Councils, London
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Social Work Practice with people experiencing controlling and coercive behaviour

Enter Feedback

9:30 am - 1:30 pm
MCA/DoLS Network - October 2016
London Councils, London
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
MCA/DoLS Network - July 2016
London Councils, London

Moved back one week from 19th July.

9:30 am - 12:30 pm
MCA/DoLS Network - April 2016
London Councils, London
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
MCA/DoLS Network - January 2015
London Councils, London
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Developing London Workforce Plan across the care sector

Write Up from the event

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meeting the Challenges of the New Framework for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in End of Life Care

The review of the deprivation of liberty safeguards

9:30 am - 1:30 pm
MCA DoLs Network Meeting
London Councils, London
13/01/2015 - 13/04/2015
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
MCA/DoLs Network - January 2015
London Councils, London

Regular network meeting.
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