As you will be aware, the health and social care sector (like others) is working hard to maintain essential services in what are extremely challenging times. Whilst the manner in which many of us work is being adapted in line with current Government and Public Health England guidance, it is recognised that much of the work we undertake can’t simply just stop. So, there is a balance to be had between ensuring, as far as possible, the wellbeing of everyone (especially vulnerable people) and maintaining vital services. I am committed to maintaining as many of the services I provide throughout this period of uncertainty whilst acting responsibly to help ensure the safety of those I work with, vulnerable people and their carers.

To this end, until further notice, the following will apply:

Where possible, I will assess and consult people using non face-to-face methods such as Skype and telephone calls. Sometimes this is not possible and, in those situations, where safe to do so, I will continue with a face-to-face approach. If this is required, current Government guidelines will be followed. Whichever method will be adopted will depend entirely upon the nature and urgency of the work and will be discussed with the instructing party and care providers where applicable.

I wish you a safe and healthy time as we work together over the coming months,

Best Wishes, Gary.

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Welcome! My name is Gary and I’m the director of Social Care Dorset, a Health and Social Care training company based in Dorset. As well as providing training services, I practise as a specialist mental capacity assessor for the legal profession and a best interests assessor (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards).

I’ve developed this site to see if I can help you through the minefield that is the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and potentially will be the Liberty Protection Safeguards. As it currently stands, this website contains an information page and a series of blog post. As time progresses, I hope to be able to report on any changes or developments to the Liberty Protection Safeguards but for now there are none. Potentially, there will be none for some time whilst the Government negotiate other matters.  So in the mean time, I’ll provide regular posts about the current DoLS scheme that you may find useful.

If you would like to find out more about the other services we offer, please feel free to head over to our main website.

Cheers for now, Gary