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Dols only applies in situ- he wouldnt be allowed to leave the home on his own if he was subject to DOLS, doesnt stop you taking the resident out though- I took my late mother out a lot.My question is how would DoLs apply here?
I see thankyou @Sirena.@MaNaAk the DoLS only prevents the PWD leaving the home alone, at will. It doesn't prevent them leaving with a relative or carer.
I agree with the previous posters that the answer will partly depend on who is funding the care. You may have more control over the situation if the person with dementia (PWD) is self funding, but the care home may still involve Social Services if they believe removal is not in PWD's best interests. And the fees would still have to be paid for the notice period as specified in the contract.