Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)
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To develop participants’ skills and confidence in Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).
1. Understand the Cheshire West and Surrey Supreme Court judgement of March 2014 – the ‘acid test’
2. Authorisation grounds for deprivation of liberty
3. Role of the ‘responsible body’
4. Legal caselaw update
5. Complete the 2-stage capacity assessment
This course is for professionals and managers who work with clients with capacity issues and are required to be able to apply and implement Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).
• Role of responsible body to authorise any deprivation of liberty
• Duty to consult with the person and others
• Cheshire West and Surrey Supreme Court judgement
• Role of Approved Mental Capacity Professional.
• Care home managers – lead on the assessments of capacity
• judgment of necessity and proportionality
• LPS safeguards
• Regular reviews by the responsible body – who is this?
• IMCA representation
• Two stage mental capacity test
• Role of Court of Protection
• Review the scope to treat people and deprive them of their liberty, in a medical emergency, without gaining prior authorisation.
• Revised MCA Code of Practice
• Review law commission proposals
• CQC Assessment
• Evaluations and endings
This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.
This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.
Summary & Booking
This course involves a mixture of group and individual work and requires the application of critical reflective thinking during the day. It is designed for professionals and is usually delivered to registered managers, social workers, AMPHS and OTs. It is mapped to Social Work England and Royal College of Occupational Therapy standards and covers AMPH CPD requirements.