The new Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) is due to come into force in October 2020. The LPS will replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) as the system to lawfully depriving somebody of their liberty.
To help you and your organisation be prepared for the new duties under the LPS, we have put together a 1-day high level strategic LPS for Responsible Bodies workshop. This is a must to attend training if you want to be ahead of the game and be ready for next year.
The course is essential for all safeguarding leads, advisors and managers with responsibility for safeguarding adults and children, to understand the new legal framework and be ready for these changes to be implemented in 2020.
The courses will assist you in the planning and preparation for LPS, and will explore the following to ensure you are ready:
- Identify a LPS lead within the organisation who can track progress of the new framework, raise awareness, start preparations for changes to internal procedures
- Consider which policies and procedures will need to be amended to reflect the new framework and your organisation’s new responsibilities
- Identify the scale of the people the new safeguards are likely to affect
- Consider what training will be needed for whom, and who might deliver it
- Identify who within your organisation will conduct the assessments, who will be the pre authorisation reviewers
- If you are a Local Authority, will you delegate any of the tasks out to care homes and if so what will the criteria be for competence to do that role? Have you considered how many AMCP’s will you need?
- How will you ensure consultation and information rights will be adhered to and how information about the LPS authorisations could be held centrally in your organisation
- Who will draft the authorisation record?
- Who will sign off the authorisation record?
- Make sure you have a robust system of reviews in line with what is in the authorisation record
- Demonstrate compliance around CQC framework for monitoring if you are based in England
Key learning outcomes include:
- Identify and explore the term ‘responsible body’ in all three settings
- Recognise the new and additional roles and responsibilities of a ‘responsible body’ within the legal framework and within your organisation
- Identify which policies and procedures within your organisation may need amendment to reflect the new legal framework
- Recognise the essential components of a robust assessment to determine the cared for person’s: (i) capacity to consent to arrangements, (ii) whether they have a mental disorder and (iii) whether or not a deprivation of liberty is necessary and proportionate to prevent harm to themselves
- Identify essential best practice for ‘authorisation records ‘ and ‘authorisation reviews’ and who would be tasked to conduct these assessments and/or reviews within your organisation
- Consider what training will be needed and for whom & how this could best be delivered within your organisation