Mental Capacity Act including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

This improvement tool has been has been developed throughout 2014/15 with funding from the Department of Health and support from the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS).

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Developed by the sector, the key areas of focus below have been used in a number of peer challenges and as a means of self-assessment. The characteristics of a well-performing and ambitious organisation are described.

The tool can now be used across a range of organisations to assess a service, to identify and promote good practice and to highlight areas for further development.


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