Liberty Protection Safeguards - The New Legal Framework for Deprivations of Liberty
The Liberty Protection Safeguards have been introduced by the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019. They replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in the Mental Capacity Act 2005, by establishing a new scheme for authorising the deprivation of liberty of people lacking the relevant capacity, for example as a result of dementia or learning disabilities.
They apply in any setting including care homes, supported living, hospitals and domestic and family settings.
The Liberty Protection Safeguards are due to be implemented in 2020. They too will have a major impact on mental capacity law and all those affected by it, including service users, patients, family carers, health and care professionals, regulators, advocates and mental capacity lawyers.
Presented by Tim Spencer-Lane, this live broadcast session will help you to get up to speed with the Liberty Protection Safeguards before they come into force. It will cover in detail how the new scheme will operate, how assessments must be conducted, the new role for care home managers, rights to advocacy and the revised role of the Court of Protection.
It will also provide an opportunity to ask questions and discuss how the new law will impact on your practice.
What You Will Learn
This live broadcast session will cover the following:
- Why the legislation was introduced
- What deprivation of liberty is and when arrangements can be authorised
- The key assessments and determinations that must be completed
- The new role allocated to care home managers
- Which public body will be the ‘responsible body’
- The new professional roles in the new system such as the Approved Mental Capacity Professional
- The new role of advocacy, and the Court of Protection
- The interface with the Mental Health Act
- Next steps in the law reform process (such as the new code of practice and regulations)
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.