What can you be doing to help prepare?
Although the exact date of the LPS implementation is still an unknown,there is much that you can be doing right now to help prepare yourself and your organisation.
The Codes are currently in draft form, however, they show that the LPS will be embedded within Human Rights, and that the MCA and LPS must by layered on top of human-rights and human-value approach.
Therefore, refocusing on Human Rights and Mental Capacity over the next 12 – 18 months, will help you lay the foundations and put your organisation ahead of the curve in order to make the transition to the LPS as smooth and as easy as possible.
Below are a range of courses and qualification that will help you achieve this:
Codes of Practice
The long-awaited draft Codes of Practice for the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) were finally published in March 2022.
The first 11 Chapters relate to the MCA, Chapter 12-20 focus on the LPS, and Chapters 21-26 cover Children and Young People and the interface between MCA and the Mental Health Act.
Free LPS Webinar
To help distil the contents of the Codes, we have recorded a free 35min webinar. It gives valuable insight into what is expected from the combined 510 pages of the Codes.
In the webinar, Sue Inker, lawyer, and subject matter expert, gives an overview and valuable insight into the draft codes, including some of her concerns and the areas that may attract scrutiny.
This is a must watch for those of you who will be working with the MCA and LPS, and especially those who will be helping lead the changes for their organisation.
Access the free webinar here.
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