Deprivation of Liberty - Implications for Practice (for Occupational Therapists)



To increase participant awareness and knowledge of mental capacity assessment, consent and deprivation of liberty in light of human rights legislation and other interim local guidance.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the study day, participants will be able to:

  • Explore and discuss the deprivation of liberty continuum
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of mental capacity assessment and consent
  • Identify examples of deprivation of liberty within the care environment and explore less restrictive interventions within the context of human rights legislation
  • Apply appropriate interventions that conform with the relevant legal principles in light of human rights legislation and interim local guidance for Northern Ireland/United Kingdom


Occupational Therapists


Half day lecture, facilitated discussion and group work

Course Tutor: Janet McCusker, Nurse Education Consultant, Clinical Education Centre

Please note, places will be allocated after the closing date.  You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email.



Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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Label Dates & Times Venue Facilitator Administrator
Deprivation of Liberty for OTs Wednesday, 6 February, 2019
(9.30 - 12.30 )
CEC - Belfast Janet McCusker
Jean Byrne
Stephanie Pope
Deprivation of Liberty for OTs Tuesday, 8 January, 2019
(1.30pm - 4.30pm)
CEC - Antrim Janet McCusker
Jean Byrne
Stephanie Pope