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Understanding and Implementing the Liberty Protection Safeguards

Understanding and Implementing the Liberty Protection Safeguards

Who is it aimed at?

Team managers and Senior Practitioners from CRTs, CTLDs, CMHTs, Transition Team and Substance Misuse Team. Applications are also sought from Team Managers and ATMs based in relevant Children Services Teams.

What are the objectives?

The Mental Capacity Amendment Act 2019 replaces the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) with the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS). LPS establishes a framework for authorising arrangements enabling care and treatment which give rise to a deprivation of liberty where the person lacks capacity to consent to the arrangements. LPS, unlike DoLS, will be applicable once a person reaches the age of 16 years. The full implementation of LPS is currently planned for April 2022.

The course will cover the following.

  • What is meant by deprivation of liberty
  • Identification and role of the Responsible Body
  • The special arrangements for care homes
  • Pre- authorisation reviews
  • Role and purpose of the Approved Mental Capacity Professional, Independent Mental Capacity Advocate and the Appropriate Person
  • The interface between the LPS and the Mental Health Act
  • Actions needed to prepare for the transition to LPS within specific settings and specialisms

How will it make a difference?

It will give participants the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of LPS, understand how their workplace will be impacted and identify what actions are needed to manage the changes.

Delivery method:



Six hour course delivered over two, three hour sessions


No Cost

How to apply:

If you work for Carmarthenshire County Council (CCC) and are logged into a CCC device – PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, complete this application form.

If you work for the Council but do NOT have access to a CCC device or an email address your line manager will need to apply on your behalf.

Council employees cannot apply for any courses from their own personal device.

Partners, agency staff or people who do not work for the Council cannot apply for this course.

The online application system will only show courses that are actively open to book a place on. If the course you are interested in isn’t listed you can register an interest with the Learning and Development team, email: <span class="word-break-mobile">learninganddevelopment@carmarthenshire.gov.uk</span>.

Find out more information on how to make and manage your application. If you need any assistance or have a query please email the Learning & Development Team.

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