The Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) will replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) soon. 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’.

Liberty Protection Safeguards: Consultation announced

People who draw on services are one step closer to having their liberty protected, as a 16-week consultation is announced on Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS). SCIE has produced a short video and we've updated our At a glance guide.
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