Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

May 16, 2023

Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 will abolish the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) & Court of Protection COPDOL procedure, and replace both with a completely new system, the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 received royal assent on 16 May 2019 following, a long debate of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill over recent months.

Liberty Protection Safeguards – what you need to know:

NHS Safeguarding Adults Network Video (11 minutes) Click Here

NHS Health Education England LPW Webpage Click Here

Safeguarding and pressure ulcer protocol guidance

Covert Medication Guidance

Covert Medication Guidance – 7 Minute Briefing