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Briefing on the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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In July 2018, the government published a Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which passed into law in May 2019. It replaces the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) with a scheme known as the Liberty Protection Safeguards

This seminar will provide an overview of the following:

  • Background to the LPS – why they were introduced and key principles
  • What types of arrangements can be authorised and by whom?
  • The authorisation process
  • The key safeguards – including rights to advocacy and the Court of Protection
  • Other features of the LPS – including interim authorisations and the Mental Health Act interface
  • Next steps – the public consultation on the Code and regs, and transitional arrangements

Facilitator: Tim Spencer Lane

Tim is a lawyer who specialises in mental capacity, mental health, and social care law. He works for the Government Legal Department (Department of Health and Social Care) where he advises on mental capacity and mental health law.

At the Law Commission, Tim led the review of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Tim was responsible for the UK Law Commissions’​ review of the regulation of health and social care professionals.

Tim is the author of the “Care Act Manual” (third edition 2019, Sweet and Maxwell) and co-author of “the Approved Mental Health Professional Practice Handbook” (2020, Policy Press). He is also a General Editor of the Encyclopaedia of Social Services and Child Care Law, a contributor to Cross on Local Government and legal editor of Community Care Inform (Adults).

Tim is a senior lecturer at Kingston University where he teaches on the best interest’s assessor, and adult safeguarding courses. He is also an associate lecturer with the Open University where he teaches social work law.

The fee is £25+ VAT for non-members

£15 + VAT for members

Cancellation fees

0-7 days before the event 100% fee payable

8–16 days before the event 75% is payable

17 days plus fully refundable


April 20
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Chinara Enterprises
0345 222 0524


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