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Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DoLs)

This section provides guidance and resources relating to MCA DoLs. Please note that this page and associated links are currently under review (Feb 2024)

MCA Audit Tools

The tools below have been developed by the MCA/DoLS Sub Group to reflect standards of practice within organisations.

The aim of the tool is to provide organisations with a consistent framework to assess, monitor and/or improve their arrangements in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

The audit process requires partner agencies to complete all sections of the tool to self-assess and benchmark their own areas and to enable you to:

  • Identify strengths and areas of good practice;
  • Identify areas for improvement within individual organisations; and
  • Prepare action plans to monitor improvements.

Download the tools below: