Thinking differently about authorising a deprivation of liberty

Join us for one of our free seminars on the new Liberty Protection Safeguards, where we will explain how the law on authorising a deprivation of liberty will change and what the new LPS scheme means.

Hospital providers and clinical commissioning groups, as the new “responsible bodies” for LPS, will need to become familiar with their new expanded role in the deprivation of liberty process and ensure that boards and governing bodies as well as those on the ground are aware of the changes coming down the track. Care homes will also need to get up to speed (albeit they are not “responsible bodies”). 

The new LPS is due to come into force on 1 October 2020 but we await new regulations and the LPS Code of Practice. The Government has confirmed that ,for up to a year, the deprivation of liberty system will run alongside the LPS to enable those subject to DoLS to be transferred to the new LPS scheme.

For health and care professionals without much time,  we have prepared a summary of how the law on authorising a deprivation of liberty will change and what the new LPS scheme means in our article: From DoLs to LPS: a canter round the new Act.

To book your preferred seminar date and location, click here for our health and care events.

At a quick glance our seminar dates are listed below:

16 October: Norwich

17 October: Manchester

23 October: Birmingham

5 November: Leeds

13 November: Cambridge

21 November: London

We look forward to seeing you at one of our seminars.

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