The government confirmed recently that LPS will be considerably delayed beyond the last scheduled date. Looking at the timetable (see image) our view is that the new law is unlikely to commence until October 2023. In our view, a more realistic date in light of the complexity of the new system with multiple responsible bodies and a broader range of staff groups, is April 2024.
In light of this development, a new fully updated edition of The DoLS Handbook with the latest case law and a bonus LPS chapter is now available to pre-order from Waterstones or direct from the publisher (free P&P). The first edition was an Amazon bestseller. Reviews for that edition may be viewed here.
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