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Liberty Protection Safeguards: Implications for Care Homes Masterclass

Friday 11 Dec 2020

West One De Vere, London

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:

  1. Outline the legal and procedural changes;
  2. 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.

Facilitated by

Alex Ruck Keene

Barrister & Former consultant to the Law Commission Mental Capacity and Deprivation Liberty Project

This masterclass is also available in house

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact [email protected] with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Getting to the Venue

West One De Vere is located on Portland Street and is a 10 minute walk for Great Portland Street Underground station and a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus
By Rail
West One De Vere is just a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.
By Road
Portland Place is just north of Oxford Circus. The nearest NCP car park is approximately 300 yards away. Follow the A4201 past De Vere West One taking the second left turning onto Weymouth Street, then take the second left onto Weymouth Mews.
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Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(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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