Our Focus Group’s next meeting will look at an importance change in law affecting millions of people. The Group will talk about Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS), which is replacing the old Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).
Someone from our Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) team will speak about what the LPS is. They will also say how it is different from DoLS and who it affects. Then, there will be time for questions and answers about LPS.
What are Liberty Protection Safeguards?
LPS will provide protection for people aged 16 and over who are or need to:
- Be deprived of their liberty to enable their care or treatment and;
- Lack the mental capacity to give consent to their support
People who might have LPS in place include people with dementia, people with learning disabilities and autistic people who lack the relevant capacity.
More information on what LPS is about is available at these links:
- UK – Liberty Protection Safeguards
- Mental Capacity Law and Policy – LPS Resources
- Dorset Advocacy – Liberty Protection Safeguards Easy Read guide
When is the group meeting?
The Focus Group is meeting on Monday 21st February from 2pm-3pm. The meeting will be on Zoom, but if you want to take part in person, we can help arrange that for you.
If you would like to attend or have any questions, please email [email protected]. Then, we will send you the Zoom details. You can also call our office on 0113 244 0606 and ask for Philip or Luke.