Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR)

The primary role that the RPR plays is to observe if the conditions of a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) authorisation are being met and to take action if the relevant person is objecting to their loss of liberty or placement.

We provide paid Relevant Person’s Representative’s (RPR), if there are no relatives or friends available or appropriate to fulfil this role.


  • aged over 18
  • live in a care home or hospital
  • referred by DoLS office with a form 5
  • have a DoLS authorisation in place
  • lacks capacity in relation to their care and/or treatment/accommodation.

Referrals for the RPR service can only be made by the DoLS office. You can contact us for more information by clicking here.