The Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) currently before Parliament contain a number of significant differences from the original Law Commission proposals for LPS. The change from DoLS to LPS will create new statutory duties and responsibilities on different bodies and care providers. Key points include:
The parliamentary process means LPS could become law by April 2019 (Royal Assent) with a period of time for preparation by authorities before coming into effect.
This one day course aims to provide a detailed analysis of the Liberty Protection Safeguards contained in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL]. The course considers the differences between DoLS and LPS and looks at what the new process will be and who will be affected.
The course will be delivered by Steven Richards
Steven is a Mental Health Act Reviewer with the Care Quality Commission and a specialist advisor in relation to the Mental Capacity Act. He is a Director of Edge training and consultancy and has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, both for the NHS and voluntary sector. He has been an in-patient advocate for Mind and as an advocate represented directly before the Court of Protection. Steven has trained health and social care professionals on the Mental Capacity Act since its inception and regularly delivers legal update training to DoLS assessors (BIAs and Mental Health Assessors) and authorising signatories.
Steven is co-author of three books, Working with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 – 2nd edition, Working with the Mental Health Act – 3rd edition and The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Handbook – 1st edition. He also co-authors a number of wallcharts on the Acts which are used nationally and a mobile App on the Mental Capacity Act
Includes all course materials, certificate and refreshments. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.
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Throughout 30 years of police work, I cannot remember a day’s course that was so entertaining and informative.
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