New start date announced for Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)
The government has announced a new start date for the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) which will replace DoLS. It is now expected to start in April 2022. The full announcement is available here
The legislation (law, statute) for LPS was completed last year so we already know approximately 90% of the duties, process and structure. For future Responsible Bodies (CCGs, Welsh Health Boards, NHS Trust, local authorities) under LPS, Edge runs a 3 hour live interactive webinar which provides essential details on all the key parts of the legislation and the new statutory duties placed on them. This is a starting point for managers to consider what changes will be needed to implement LPS in their respective organisations.