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Moving from Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to Liberty Protection Safeguards

Training dates throughout the year:

Friday 23 Sep 2022
Thursday 15 Dec 2022

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Find out more about virtual attendance

The draft Code of Practice and draft regulations that support the Liberty Protection Safeguards have now been published. This conference will update delegates on the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards in your service with particular focus on the Draft Code of Practice which was published in March 2022. 

“Sometimes, it may be appropriate to propose arrangements that amount to a deprivation of liberty for a person’s care or treatment. If the person lacks the relevant mental capacity to consent to those arrangements, they can only be authorised in accordance with a procedure prescribed by law. When these arrangements are being considered, a number of safeguards should also be put in place to protect the person. This is because liberty is a human right protected by Article 5 of the European Convention of Human Rights. The LPS are the process in England and Wales for considering whether such arrangements should be authorised. The LPS also provides a number of safeguards for the person”

Department of Health and Social Care March 2022

“The person should always be supported to make those decisions as far as possible. Even if the person lacks the capacity to make one decision, they may still be able to make another.”

Department of Health and Social Care March 2022

“It is paramount that the implementation of the LPS is successful so that the new system provided the safeguards that are needed”

Department of Health and Social Care

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 principles of the 2022 LPS Code of Practice
  • Understand the implications and challenges of the current DoLS system during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond
  • Identify when the LPS process should be triggered 
  • Develop a plan to move to LPS and understand the implications for your service
  • Understand the changes with regard to 16-17 years olds under the new system, the previous system started at 18,  the new system starts at age 16
  • Ensure you are up to date with the legal and practical implications of the new system will be and the preparation you will need
  • Reflect on how you can consider restrictions of people’s liberties as part of their overall care package
  • Learn from case studies in planning the move from DoLS to LPS
  • Understand Mental Capacity and Best Interest Assessment
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Chair & Speakers Include:

Hannah Nicholas

Director, Mental Capacity Cat Limited; and Locum Adult Social Care and Health Solicitor

Louise Wilson

Legal Director Health Law
Hill Dickinson Solicitors

Betsey Lau-Robinson

Head of Safeguarding, MCA & Prevent, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Member, NHS England Adult Safeguarding Network

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience 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 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 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.

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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