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Liberty Protection Safeguards Implementation of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019

This Conference is now Closed

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In a letter to parliament on 10th June 2019 Caroline Dinenage MP confirmed the Liberty Protection Safeguards will come into force in October 2020. “The Liberty Protection Safeguards will replace the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards system, which is broken and bureaucratic,and currently leaving thousands without protection. Our intention is for the new Liberty Protection Safeguards system to come into force on 1st October 2020.”

“The Code of Practice and Regulations will be finalised in Spring 2020”

Linsey Craike Head of Adult Safeguarding and Liberty Protection Safeguards Department of Health and Social Care, September 2019

The LPS establishes a process for authorising arrangements enabling care or treatment which give rise to a deprivation of liberty within the meaning of Article 5(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), where the person lacks capacity to consent to the arrangements. It also provides for safeguards to be delivered to people subject to the scheme.

“In its report on reforming the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), the Law Commission estimated (and it was undoubtedly an underestimate) that some 53,000 people were deprived of their liberty outside hospitals and care homes in 2017. According to Court of Protection Data, the requisite steps to obtain authorisation from the Court of Protection was taken in a very small proportion of those cases, with an average of just under 200 a month being made in 2017 (ie a total of just over 2,300 for the year).”

Alex Ruck Keene, barrister at 39 Essex Chambers speaking to Community Care September 2018

This conference will update delegates on the implications of the new Act and the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards in your service.

The conference includes a choice of streams in the afternoon focusing on: 

Stream A - Independent Healthcare including Care Homes and Hospices
Facilitator: Francis Lyons, Partner (Public Law) Capsticks Solicitors
LPS: implications and practicalities for independent care organisations

  • What we know and what we don’t know
  • Preparing for the changes
  • Practical advice and moving forward
  • Interactive discussion

Stream B - Implications for the NHS LPS in the Acute Care Setting
Facilitator: Betsey Lau-Robinson
Head of Safeguarding, MCA & Prevent, University College London Hospitals NHS, Foundation Trust & Member, National Mental Capacity Forum

  • The current system, how it has functioned, and how we could in principle deal with a hospital based authorisation process
  • Examples of clinical decisions
  • Issues around hospital discharge
  • The Responsible Body – acute hospitals

Stream C - Social Care Assessments and Authorisations
Facilitator: Alan Lotinga, Director, Alan Lotinga Care and Safeguarding Ltd; and Safeguarding Policy Co-Lead, ADASS

  • Liberty Protection Safeguards: What the future may hold for Local Authorities
  • Implications for current Supervisory Bodies and Assessors
  • Practical, professional and procedural Issues
  • Preparing for future – Getting it right now and managing the transition

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to move from DoLS to Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Reflect on national developments and understand the implications of the to Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019
  • Improve the way you manage Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in the interim
  • Explore the context of the new LPS Code of Practice
  • Understand the implications for 
    -    Independent care organisations including care homes, hospices and independent hospitals
    -    16-17 years olds under the new system, the previous system started at 18, the new system starts at age 16
    -    NHS organisations
    -    Social care 
  • Ensure you are up to date with the legal and practical implications of the new system will be and the preparation you will need to do
  • Reflect on how you can consider restrictions of people’s liberties as part of their overall care package
  • Identify key strategies for improving process and practice with regard to assessments and authorisations
  • Ensure you are up to date with the implications for your service
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence


Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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