I have read what you have said about applying for a DoLS for residents who cannot leave the home on their own but our local authority are asking care homes here to delay applying for a DoLS. What should I do?
The law is clear. It places the responsibility on you to apply for an authorisation for anyone you believe may be being deprived of their liberty. It does not place any responsibility on the local authority for the length of time it may take to deal with the application.
Therefore my advice remains the same, you must apply at the earliest opportunity, I am sure your Local Authority will understand.
What would you like to ask Sheila?
Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.
Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.
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