AMPs and DoLS
Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) and Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DoLS) Assessors
Main contact number
0300 123 1461
Service based at
23 Hillcrest Street
8.30 am - 5 pm - Monday to Thursday
8.30 am - 4.30 pm - Friday
About the service
The AMHP and Best Interest Assessor Team undertake assessments under the Mental Health Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in the Stoke-on-Trent area. A Mental Health Act assessment requires an Approved Mental Health Professional and two doctors to consider if individuals experiencing a mental health crisis need to be detained in hospital under section, admitted voluntarily or supported at home.
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards require a Best Interests Assessor and doctor to undertake an assessment to consider if an individual can be lawfully deprived of their liberty in their best interests, in a hospital or care home setting.