Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Standard Forms
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On 29/10/08 the Department of Health published some draft standard forms.
Extract from DH website
Standard forms are being made available now in order to facilitate best practice, training and preparation in advance of April 2009, when the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards come into effect.
The forms can be adapted but as drafted they help all those involved in the safeguards processes to fully meet the requirements of the Deprivation of Liberty legislation.
The first document, published on 29 October 2008, is for supervisory bodies and contains all the forms, developed to date, for both supervisory bodies and for managing authorities.
The second document, that will appear here shortly, will be for managing authorities but will contain only the managing authority forms with guidance for care homes and hospitals.
Over the coming months later versions will appear here as the forms reach their final development e.g. the inclusion of templates for supervisory bodies to refer cases to assessors and templates for IMCA reports.
We do not expect there to be any major changes to the content hereafter as the forms already include all the fields required for supervisory bodies and managing authorities to comply with the legislation but other fields may be included e.g. to facilitate monitoring.
These are standard and not statutory forms but supervisory bodies and managing authorities are strongly encouraged to use them as their use will fulfil not only their legal obligations but will bring a nationwide consistency to the implementation of the Safeguards.
You are advised to regularly check this website to confirm that you are using a current version.