The Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) will replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) on 1 April 2022. This was announced in a Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill which passed into law in May 2019. Key features will include starting at 16 years of age, and deprivations of liberty having to be authorised in advance by the ‘responsible body’.

New video: Liberty Protection Safeguards - Looking forwards

SCIE has produced a short video to encourage the sector to consider how LPS will seek to promote practice which aligns with human rights and the core principles and duties of the Care Act 2014.
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