0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

goodbye DoLS and Hello LPS - what you need to know about the Liberty Protection Safeguards

29 May 2019

Health lawyer, Ben Troke, provides you with an update on the new system which will replace DoLS.

Ben discusses the key changes under the Liberty Protection Safeguards including the extension of the scheme to all settings, and to include 16 and 17 year olds and the expansion of the role of authorising a DoL which will be shared by local authorities with NHS hospital trusts and CCGs for some cases.

Managers of care homes will also have a new and increased role in making the assessment for an authorisation of a deprivation of liberty.

More controversially, perhaps, Ben discusses the dilution of the scrutiny that is being made available to the individual being deprived of their liberty, and the more limited role of the new Approved Mental Capacity Professional.

Watch the full update from Ben to hear more around the process and timescale for implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards and what this means, especially for organisations with new roles and responsibilities such as care homes, NHS trusts and CCGs.

Follow our LinkedIn page for more useful training and resources.

focus on...

Managing the Mental Health Act during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Following concerns being raised nationally about the impact of the pandemic on certain aspects of assessing and treating patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, “Legal guidance for mental health, learning disability and autism, and specialised commissioning services supporting people of all ages during the coronavirus pandemic” was published on 19 May 2020.

View

Legal updates

Systemic failure or medical negligence?

Lord Burnett handed down Judgement at the RCJ on 10 June 2020 of the following case which is the latest in a line of authorities to explore the engagement of Article 2 at Inquests concerning medical care/treatment, reaffirming the point that such cases will not ordinarily trigger the need for an Article 2 inquest.

View

Practical advice on resetting your ICS

Topics covered are a view from an ICS Chair on reset, initial lessons to consider, a new way to govern, models to work collaboratively and a Q&A.

View

Care business briefing

Browne Jacobson, BKR Care Consultancy & HSBC UK are pleased to invite you to our webinar looking at the regulatory aspects of care, with an update from a Regulatory barrister as well as a Q&A with a panel of experts.

View

The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

mailing list sign up



Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up