In this week’s blog we gather together some of the free resources we have been sharing on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and the forthcoming Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
The DoLS process can be confusing if you’re new to the Mental Capacity Act. However, there are a range of resources available to help explain and support. From our own pages, we recommend the following:
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- What is a Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR)?
- Support for RPRs
- Impact of LPS on supported living
- DoLs delays: Impact on practice
- Deprivation of liberties and the under 18s
If you are ever unsure of anything, we recommend contacting your local DoLS team for further guidance.
Reflections on the LPS consultation (2022)
In response to a consultation around the Mental Capacity Act updated Code of Practice and new LPS process, we released a series of 10 blogs summarising the consultation document and some of the key outstanding questions.
- Part 1 – An introduction, considering context
- Part 2 – 5 statutory principles, promoting supported capacity
- Part 3 – Executive functioning impairment and fluctuating capacity
- Part 4 – Assessing capacity
- Part 5 – Protecting the individual. Protecting those supporting the individual.
- Part 6 – Deprivation of liberties and Liberty Protection safeguards
- Part 7 – New statutory roles
- Part 8 – Monitoring and reporting
- Part 9 – Application to those 16-17 years of age
- Part 10 – Other legal tests and retrospective assessments
Building on our series of reflections, we were also delighted to share a series of guest blogs that further explore the topic in light of Lucy Series’ Deprivation of Liberties: In the Shadows of the Institution.
Ethics: deprivations in the Covid age
Considering the many challenges posed by the ‘Covid years’, there have been many cases shared in the news of vulnerable people being detained unlawfully and in breach of their Rights. In this important blog, we reflect on some of the key lessons:
New blogs every Monday
We publish a new blog every Monday morning, and aim to cover a broad range of topics relating to the Mental Capacity Act in practice. This includes not just Assessments, but also the important role of Lasting Power of Attorney, Advanced Decisions and much more.
If you have any feedback on our blogs, or suggestions for content, then please do contact us and let us know what you think.