Liberty Protection Safeguards (LiPS)

In March 2017, the Law Commission produced its final proposal on a replacement for the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), and suggested amendments to the Mental Capacity Act itself. The changes to the act are to incorporate the new scheme, called the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LiPS), and to strengthen people’s rights in areas such as best interest decisions.

The proposed scheme:

Read more: Law Commission: Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty project report