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Liberty Protection Safeguards – the journey continues

The Liberty Protection Safeguards (“LPS”) (the replacement for the deprivation of liberty authorisation regime – “Dols” – currently in place) was initially previously set for implementation by April 2022. However, the Government confirmed in December 2021 that this would not be…

Next steps for Liberty Protection Safeguards

The DHSC Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) newsletter (5th edition), published on 26 March 2021, confirms key updates on progress to implement LPS. The LPS team is making good progress on a draft of the proposed Code of Practice for LPS…

White Paper on reform of mental health law

Back in October 2017 the then Prime Minister Theresa May announced a review of the Mental Health Act chaired by Prof Simon Wessely. That review reported in December 2018 and the Queen’s speech in 2020 reiterated the Government’s commitment to…

Update on Liberty Protection Safeguards

As a result of the obvious need to focus on the coronavirus pandemic, there has been little reference recently to the liberty protection safeguards that were due to come into force on 1 October 2020. Although the primary legislation was passed,…