Preparation for implementing Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) for those working with young people aged 16-25 years- 22/23

Date & Time:

Tuesday 25 October 2022 (13:30 - 16:30)
Wednesday 26 October 2022 (13:30 - 16:30)




Target Group:

This course is targeted to those who come into contact or commission services for young people aged 16 to 25 years e.g. social workers, personal assistants, residential care workers, foster carers, shared lives carers, day care workers, commissioners etc.

Group Level 2 (regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3 (predominantly working with children) or above (including strategic leads), and NHS Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and above for health professionals. 


The aim of this session is to improve the understanding of the LPS, and to examine what changes they need to make in order to accommodate the transition from Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards to the new statutory requirements that under LPS.

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.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course participants should have:

• Know the definition of “deprivation of liberty” as set out in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019, and understand how that concept applies to under 11s, 12-15 year-olds and 16-25 year-olds
• Identify who is their Responsible Body, and appreciate how it can authorise the arrangements for the care or treatment of their service users aged 16+ which give rise to a deprivation of liberty
• Know how to make a referral to the Responsible Body re a deprivation of liberty for someone aged 16+
• Be able to explain the purpose of the 3 assessments (the “Mental Capacity Assessment”, the “Medical Assessment” and the “Necessary and Proportionate Assessment”), and who can undertake these
• Be able to explain the purpose and roles of the Approved Mental Capacity Professional, the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate, the Pre-Authorisation Reviewer, the Authoriser and the Appropriate Person
• Understand the safeguards that are put in place by the authorisation, and be able to explain how the person aged 16+ can challenge an authorisation.
• Be able to explain how the LPS interfaces with the Mental Health Act 1983
• Have examined and discussed various case studies and examples relevant to their work settings
• Know what parts (if any) of their existing DoLS policies/procedures they can use in relation to the LPS


Please note this is a 2 half day course and both part 1 and part 2 must be attended.

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