MCA - Understanding the new Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) AM Half Day Awareness Training Session (Cancelled)

Reason for cancellation
Collingwood Training Room, Civic Offices, Floor 1, Core 6, Guildhall Square
Course Tutors
Christina West
Admin Contact
Learning and Development Admin (
Target Audience
Care Sector / NHS / CCG / Residential staff / Social Workers - Children / Social Workers - Adults
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
SCAT-PP / Training for PCC Staff / Comensura / External Services / Training for PCC Managers / Shared Lives / Solent NHS
Adult Social Care / Children's Social Care
Course description

To give participants a basic awareness of how the new Liberty Protection Safeguards (the replacement for the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) will apply to their work settings.

NB: At the time of writing this outline the Code of Practice, and various regulations, are still to be finalised. We will of course incorporate these into the training as soon as they are available

Anyone working in a health or social care setting who requires just an awareness or overview of the Liberty Protection Safeguards


Training objectives
Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes: by the end of this session participants should:

  • Know the definition of “deprivation of liberty” as set out in the Act

  • Understand the identity, purpose and function of the “Responsible Body”

  • Appreciate how the LPS can authorise the arrangements for care or treatment which give rise to a deprivation of liberty

  • Know how the authorisation applies to people who move between different settings

  • Be able to explain the purpose of the three specified assessments (the “Mental Capacity Assessment”, the “Medical Assessment” and the “Necessary and Proportionate Assessment”), and who can undertake them

  • Understand the special arrangements for care homes • Understand the how the “Pre-Authorisation Review” is carried out

  • Know what to do if the person objects to the proposed arrangements

  • Be able to explain the purpose and role of the “Approved Mental Capacity Professional”

  • Understand the safeguards that are put in place by the authorisation, and be able to explain how the person can challenge an authorisation.

  • Appreciate how an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate, or Appropriate Person, can represent and support the person throughout the process

  • Be able to explain how the LPS interfaces with the Mental Health Act 1983

Additional Information

Please be aware that by making this booking and agreeing to the terms and conditions, you are confirming you have your managers authorisation to attend this training and are aware of the cancellation/non-attendance charges that apply.

Start Date
Thursday 16 July 2020
End Date
Thursday 16 July 2020
Closing Date
Wednesday 15 July 2020
09:30 - 12:30
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