Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding Representative

Posted for Shropshire RCC (Rural Community Charity)

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It is anticipated that approximately 100 people in the local area will need a Volunteer Relevant Persons' Representative (VRPR) each year. Each Relevant Person will need visiting monthly for either 1 or in some cases 2 hours and occasional short reports will be required following visits.

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards apply to people aged 18 or over who are being accommodated in a hospital or care home in order to receive care or treatment, where the relevant person is unable to make this decision for themselves because of an impairment or disturbance in the functioning of their mind or brain. If the Relevant Person is not free to leave the accommodation and is subject to continuous supervision and control they are considered to be deprived of liberty. This needs to be authorised by the Council and is known as a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Authorisation. Every person who is deprived of their liberty by the DoLS has to have a Representative. In many cases this is a family member. Where there is no one available to carry out this role the Council must appoint someone.

Relevant training will be given


Previous work in a Care Home or having experience of this process through personal experience.

Have excellent communication skills

Ability to provide simple straightforward written short reports and when to raise concerns about adults experiencing or at risk of abuse

Able to support the Relevant Person to find out their views on their care, the restraints imposed on them and help them communicate their view to others


  • Health and Social Care
  • Human and Civil Rights


  • Advice and Information
  • Befriending/Support


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When do I need to be available?

Start Date: 22/11/2017

End Date: 22/11/2018

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