On 1st October 2020 the Liberty Protection Safeguards (‘LPS’) will come into force, replacing DoLS to provide a new legal framework for deprivation of liberty, imposing new responsibilities and requiring new working arrangements between care homes and local authorities and clinical commissioning groups.
This masterclass will equip care homes effectively to implement the LPS.
The LPS system introduces new structures, roles, and responsibilities, including new relationships between local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and care homes. The LPS system enables delegation to care home managers of the process of coordinating the assessment process in some circumstances.
Key Learning Objectives
- Understanding when LPS authorisations will be required in care homes
- Understanding the core changes between DoLS and the LPS, including the new responsibilities and new professional roles
- Understanding the authorisation process
- Understanding how to coordinate with responsible bodies and work with Approved Mental Capacity Professionals
- Understanding delegation
- How to prepare to implement LPS on 1 October 2020
- How to prepare for monitoring under LPS
This masterclass will:
- Outline the legal and procedural changes;
- Provide practical advice and case examples to help care homes prepare for the new system.
Key issues covered include:
- When LPS authorisations will be required in care homes
- The core changes between DoLS and the LPS, including the new responsibilities and new professional roles
- The authorisation process and coordinating with responsible bodies
- Delegation by responsible bodies
- Working with Approved Mental Capacity Professionals
- Transition arrangements
- Preparing for monitoring under LPS
Case studies and interactive sessions will be used to make the course memorable and enjoyable.