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 

Hoarding: Can Havening® Really Help? Declutter the Mind to Clarify the Vision. Bite size event

Hoarding: Can Havening® Really Help? Declutter the Mind to Clarify the Vision. Bite size event

As adult social workers under the Care Act, our objective is to use the 6 principles of safeguarding: Empowerment, Prevention, Protection, Partnership, Proportionality, Accountability. We should be aware of the options available to work with clients in a way that empowers them and engages them in partnership to access their own motivation to work on the decluttering themselves and to prevent a recurrence.

Jan Carpenter is an Advance Adult Social Work Practitioner, Havening Techniques Practitioner, coach and trainer.  He will be providing an overview of his recent experience working with Clouds End CIC, a therapeutic de-hoarding company, and working with people who hoard using Havening Techniques, which helps to improve their emotional wellbeing and in turn their motivation and accountability for their own dehoarding whilst also improving their mental health through the process.

Join us for a taster session 20th July at 6:30pm, ahead of the up and coming workshop.