Seminar on the  draft  Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) Code of Practice and Draft regulations : With Tim Spencer Lane

Seminar on the draft Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) Code of Practice and Draft regulations : With Tim Spencer Lane

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.

On March 17th the Government launched a consultation on the Code of Practice and implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards ( LPS)

This seminar will provide an overview of the following:

  • Background to the LPS – why they were introduced and key principles
  • The draft regulations and codes of practice
  • An opportunity to reflect on the consultation with one of the UK’s leading experts on LPS

Who should attend?

  • Social workers working in adults or children’s social care at all levels
  • Professionals or individuals who have an interest in the legislation
  • Learning and development professionals working in social care

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.

Pre course reading 

You may find it useful to review these before the session, so you can prepare any questions

Consultation documents

Article by Tim Spencer Lane in Community Care

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

Consultation launched on the Liberty Protection Safeguards Code of Practice and Legislation

Consultation launched on the Liberty Protection Safeguards Code of Practice and Legislation

What a busy month it has been ! We had an amazing event at the start of Social Work England Social Work week,  talking about young people at risk of criminal exploitation, with over 50 people attending.

Tanayah spoke in depth about his own personal journey from a life of crime to now being one of the UK’s leading experts on working with young people who are exploited.

As you know this was a free event as part of Social Work week, we are hoping to run it again for a fee, and will update you.

Last year we had one of the UK’s leading lawyers in adult social care, mental capacity  and mental health, provide an overview of the Liberty Protection Safeguards and some of the proposed changes at that time.

We are now pleased to be able to welcome Tim back to present an overview on the recently launched and long awaited Code of Practice and legislation.

The government launched its consultation on the draft on March 17th, and we are pleased to bring this exclusive event to you all.

You can read a summary written by Tim in Community Care 

The seminar will take place on Tuesday 17th May 4.30 pm – 6pm online. 

To book your place click here 

Admission is £18 for  members including VAT and £30 for non members

You can also book places at our extensive range of events through our events page 

Time for a Spring clean, with a fresh start !

Time for a Spring clean, with a fresh start !

Spring is here and we are slowly coming out of lockdown !

A lot of people use this time of year to do a bit of a spring clean, I often wander where the term “spring clean” originates from.

On Wikipedia, they state that some researchers trace the origins of spring cleaning to the Persian new year, which falls on the first day of spring. This practice still continues today, with the house being thoroughly cleaned just before the new year.

The spring for some  also is a time of new beginnings. maybe a new job, new home, refurbished home.

Over the past year I have spoken with many social workers who feel stuck in terms of their career, and not sure what direction they want to travel. Some end up doing a job because that they don’t really enjoy, and then find themselves stuck and not sure how to get the job they really want and enjoy.

I have used what I call a personal life map, and mapped out all the things that I have done both as a career and voluntary work, and reflected on where my journey has taken me.  I have always found a common thread, of something that is always a feature in my life, this may be in my paid work or voluntary work.

I used that life map to help inform what I am doing now for my career, which is about developing people.

Spring is a good time for you to think about your own personal and professional goals.

Our personal development plan template in our useful resources, may assist you in personal goal setting, and making sure you keep on  track. If you are a member you can access these resources for free.

We also have some great CPD events taking place this month, which will assist you further.

Are you feeling stuck?

Why not book a session with one of our coaching team, to help you explore your goals.

Are you maintaining the CPD requirements for Social Work England?

To help you continue to meet the requirements of Social Work England, we have some great events taking place, in addition to useful tools and resources.

We have a briefing on the Liberty Protection Safeguards, with one of the UK leading lawyers on the new legislation.  Tim Spencer Lane has been involved in the implementation of the new legislation and the guidance.

This is an amazing opportunity to engage with one of the UK’s leading experts.

As a member you get a discount on all of our events.

To access the discounted rate, you will need to be logged in and enter your email.

If you are not a member and would like to join, then sign up on the membership page.

I am hosting another CPD masterclass on how to meet the CPD requirements for Social Work England, taking place on Tuesday 4th May. This event is free to members, just log in using your email and enter your access code. Non members can access this event for £10 + VAT

Click on the latest events section of the website to see details of all the up coming  events and to book your place.