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Blogs on DoLS and LPS

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:

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.

See also:

Guest blogs

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.

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