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In-House: A Practical Guide to Liberty Protection Safeguards

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The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 has signalled the replacement of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) with a new framework for protecting people’s rights, the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS). Operational from October 2020, the changes are intended to create a simpler, more streamlined assessment process, while extending the protection of LPS to people who lack capacity at any age from 16 upwards, in any setting.  New ‘responsible body’ roles are being given to NHS hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs); care homes will play an active part in preparing the information needed to create an authorisation, and in exploring the person’s wishes and feelings, so that these are at the heart of their care plan.

This In-House Practical Guide to Liberty Protection Safeguards will provide you with up-to-date and accurate information about where we are in the process, including progress on the development of a new code of practice to support the LPS, and on the regulations that will provide the necessary framework for implementation.

With an understanding of the key changes brought about by the Act, our interactive afternoon workshop will enable you to explore how to manage the transition from DoLS to the new system of Liberty Protection Safeguards in your particular settings. Leave with the knowledge and confidence that you are as informed as you can be at this stage, and that you will know where to access the support and resources necessary to work within the new systems.

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain a clear understanding of new The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019, especially the Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Learn about the key changes, and their implications for your role and organisation
  • Find out how best to manage the transition from DoLS to Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Work towards tailoring a Liberty Protection Safeguards transition and roll-out plan
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Chair’s Introduction and Clarification of Learning Objectives


Legislation Update: What Will Liberty Protection Safeguards Mean in Practice

  • Explaining how the new Liberty Protection Safeguards came about, and how they will differ from DoLS
  • Outlining the new roles and responsibilities created by the LPS for different organisations
  • Looking at new professional roles including AMCPs and care home managers
  • Discussing the rights to IMCAs and role of the Court of Protection
  • Considering next steps as we work towards the implementation date of 1 October 2020


Morning Break


CQC’s Role in Monitoring the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and a Look to the Future

  • Outlining the CQC’s current monitoring role in DoLS
  • Exploring CQC’s role in regulating and monitoring LPS
  • Discussing the fit between LPS, with its person-centred ethos, and CQC’s intelligence driven model of regulation


Managing the Transition to Liberty Protection Safeguards and Understanding the Assessment and Authorisation Process

  • Discussing how best to prepare for the new system
  • Working together to enable the transition to improve confidence and competence in new roles
  • Exploring the best ways to consult with and support the cared-for person and those close to them
  • Facilitating and conducting a pre-authorisation review – roles and responsibilities
  • Understanding the different processes for care homes, community care settings, independent hospitals and the NHS
  • Understanding the changes involved from moving from a best interests assessor (BIA) role to that of an approved mental capacity professional (ACMP)




Workshop: Towards a Liberty Protection Safeguards Handling Toolkit (flexible break)

In this extended workshop session, we will work explore a range of scenarios that will take us through different settings. We will improve our understanding of how LPS will work in practice and discuss ways to ensure that the individual’s happiness and their rights remain the focus of the system.

You will work through the following issues using scenarios:

  • Taking a practical approach to working within the context of Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Considering the human rights of the individual and how best to safeguard them in the new system
  • Examining the ethical and legal issues that need to be considered in the assessment and decision-making process
  • Developing a practical approach to recognising and minimising deprivation of liberty
  • Identifying challenges to implementing the changes, and knowing where to find further resources when they are available
  • Increasing confidence and competence to enable successful implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards


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