Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) Awareness

A new half-day course which is essential for all carers, support workers and nursing staff.


The Liberty Protection Safeguards will provide protection for people aged 16 and above who are or who need to be deprived of their liberty in order to enable their care or treatment and lack the mental capacity to consent to their arrangements.

People who might have a Liberty Protection Safeguards authorisation include those with dementia, autism and learning disabilities who lack the relevant capacity.

The Liberty Protection Safeguards were introduced in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 and will replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) system. The Liberty Protection Safeguards will deliver improved outcomes for people who are or who need to be deprived of their liberty. The Liberty Protection Safeguards have been designed to put the rights and wishes of those people at the centre of all decision-making on deprivation of liberty.

The Liberty Protection Safeguards are planned to come into force in April 2022.

Course Contents

  • Key changes introduced by the LPS
  • The three-stage assessment process
  • The greater involvement of families
  • Targeted approaches
  • Extending the scheme to 16 and 17-year-olds
  • Extending the scheme to domestic settings
  • CCGs, NHS trusts and health boards as Responsible Bodies

Course Outcomes

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD accredited certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

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