My mum has vascular dementia and has physical disabilities including not being able to stand and walk so she has complex needs and has been in a care home for the last 19 months. The care home manager requested a DOLS because my mum keeps saying she wants to go home. The DOLS assessor upheld the decision that in her best interests my mum should remain at the care home and told me this some six weeks ago. The assessor phoned me today to tell me the LA is going to refer this to the Court of Protection now. Does anyone know if this is normal procedure?