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Liberty Protection Safeguards: Implementation of the 2018 Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Friday 14 December 2018
De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London

Liberty Protection Safeguards: Implementation of the 2018 Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

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The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill was introduced to the House of Lords on Tuesday 3 July and seeks to replace the current system known as ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’ (DoLs). DoLs is an assessment currently carried out on people who do not have the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care, for example because they are living with dementia. It was criticised by a 2017 Law Commission review for being too complex and bureaucratic. The government has now developed a new system, known as ‘Liberty Protection Safeguards’, which will become law through the bill. The reforms seek to allow the NHS, rather than local authorities, to make decisions about their patients, allowing a more efficient and clearly accountable process.*

Chaired by Ulele Burnham, Chair, The Discrimination Law Association and with an opening address from Tim Spencer Lane, Lawyer, Law Commission for England and Wales, this national conference will update you on the implications of the new Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill and the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards in your service. Sessions will cover; strengthening monitoring; ensuring compliance; implications for health services; liberty protection at the end of life; implications for current Supervisory Bodies and Assessors; implications for Best Interest Assessment.

This new legislation, based broadly on our recommendations, will go a long way towards addressing the flaws of the current system and better protect the most vulnerable in our society.” Nicholas Paines QC Law Commissioner

“Select Committees of both Houses of Parliament have criticised the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and called for the system to be reviewed. In addition, the Supreme Court’s judgment in the case of Cheshire West has led to a 10 fold increase in DoLS applications.” Department of Health April 2018

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to move from DoLS to Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Reflect on national developments and understand the implications of the 2018 Mental Capacity Amendment Bill
  • Improve the way you manage Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in the interim
  • Understand what the legal and practical implications of the new system will be and the preparation you will need to do  
  • Reflect on how you can consider restrictions of people’s liberties as part of their overall care package
  • Understand how you can improve outcomes for service users
  • Identify key strategies for improving process and practice with regard to assessments and authorisations
  • Ensure you are up to date with the implications for your service
  • Reflect on case studies from councils, health services and an end life care service
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence


100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague

We are also running this conference on Friday 15th March 2019

 

 

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