In the sixth part of our series of blogs on change to the MCA Code of Practice, we turn to one of the most looked-for discussions: the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).Read More »Reflecting on changes to the MCA Code of Practice (Part 6)
In the first of a three-part blog series, Case Manager and Independent Best Interest Assessor Eleanor Tallon shares her thoughts on DoLS reform, and some of the issues leading to its replacement with the forthcoming Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).Read More »DoLS: A case for reform
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has recently found that over 1,000 people have been unlawfully deprived of liberty due to DoLS application delays by Cheshire East Council. One case in particular was delayed by more than six years.Read More »DoLS delays: Impact on practice
A Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR) is a necessary and essential role under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs). It is the role of the RPR to maintain regular contact with the relevant person who has been deprived of liberty, and represent them in all relevant matters. This can include: appealing against a DoLs authorisation, requesting a review, ensuring least restrictive practices are in place or raising a complaint.Read More »What is a Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR)?
Numerous legal cases and rulings have built on the Human Rights Act (1998), Mental Health Act (1983) and Mental Capacity Act (2005). In this blog,… Read More »Landmark cases in the field of Mental Capacity
In recent years, the Courts have recognised the growing number of areas to which Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard (DoLS) should apply, with the result being that Community Orders have been added to the DoLS process. Yet still there has been gaps where people have not had capacity to consent to their placement and care, yet not had an authorisation requested or considered.Read More »Impact of LPS on supported living