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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Training



MODULE 1: Mental Health Assessor Induction Training


Training available online

 CETC DoLS Module 1


MODULE 2: Mental Health Assessor InductionTraining


Training available online

 CETC DoLS Module 2


Becoming a DoLS Mental Health Assessor

The training is designed for two groups of medical practitioners:

  • Medical practitioners who have at least three years post registration experience of the diagnosis or treatment of a mental disorder from a variety of medical specialties and who are not Mental Health Act Section 12 Approved. These medical practitioners will need to be trained in both modules.


  • MHA approved Section 12 doctors (psychiatrists and non-psychiatrists) or for those who have completed the Introductory Training Course. These medical practitioners will only need to be trained in module 2.


DoLS Resource

View the DoLS Resource page for more information, including:

  • About Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • DoLS e-Learning Modules
  • Licensing arrangements, terms and conditions
  • Attend training within your Trust/organisation



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