Information for hospitals and care homes

This page contains information for managing authorities in Bradford and Airedale.

For guidance on hospitals and care homes, please visit the Department of Health website.

If you have any queries on any part of the Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS) process, please contact the Bradford and Airedale DoLS helpline.

What can I expect of the admin team?

On receipt of either an urgent or standard authorisation the admin team will:

  • Arrange for all the assessments to be carried out 
  • Forward all assessments to the supervisory body to carry out the decision-making process

Forms

The forms below are available for you to download and return to the admin team.

  • Guidelines for record keeping and completing the set of forms – from the Department of Health 
  • Issuing urgent authorisation – form 1 
  • Requesting an extension to an urgent authorisation – form 2 
  • Requesting a standard authorisation – form 4 
  • Issuing a suspension of a standard authorisation – form 14 
  • Lifting a suspension of a standard authorisation – form 15 
  • Request for supervisory body to carry out a review of a standard authorisation – form 19

Please fax forms immediately or post the originals the same day to the DoLS admin team at:

DoLS admin team
c/o City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
6th Floor, Jacob's Well
Bradford
BD1 5RW

Alternatively you can hand deliver the forms by 10am the following working day.

Standard letters

Decision timescales

Any urgent application decisions have to be made within seven days (but in exceptional circumstances this can be extended for a further seven day period) and all standard application decisions have to be made within 21 days.

Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA)

We have arranged to use the following two organisations to provide IMCA if required under the Mental Health Capacity Act 2005.

Those with learning disabilities

Choice Advocacy
Rebecca House
Rebecca Street
Bradford
BD1 2RX

Telephone: 01274 391691
Fax: 01274 731522

Website: http://www.choiceadvocacy.org.uk/

Those with mental health problems

Bradford and Airedale Mental Health Advocacy Group
1st floor
Tradeforce Building
Cornwall Place
Bradford
BD8 7JT

Telephone: 01274 770118
Fax: 01274 770263