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

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards came into force on 1st April 2009.  Wiltshire Council are continuing to supporting both MCA and DoLS.

Need to discuss some support?

Wiltshire DoLS Help Desk:  01225 756598
Swindon DoLS Help Desk:  01793 463239

Information you need regarding MCA & DOLS


if you are in the wiltshire council area please click here:

if you are in the Swindon Borough Council area please click here:


We understand that the Department of Health is sending out further details to every care home, including the forms on a CD-ROM. If you require the forms in word format (or need further information re DoLS), then download from:

Other information you might find useful is on the SCIE website: