Liberty Protection Safeguards

Learning Event : Webinar
12:00 to 13:00 Thursday, 24 October 2019

The Liberty Protection Safeguards received Royal Assent in May 2019 and are anticipated to come into force in October 2020. It is a significant piece of legislation in relation to social care, setting in place a new framework to authorise deprivation of liberty for those with impaired decision-making capacity. Unlike the existing legislation, it applies to 16 and 17 year olds, bringing new challenges for people working with this age group. In this Webinar, Alex Ruck Keene, who is an expert in mental capacity law and was a consultant to the Law Commission project that led to the Liberty Protection Safeguards, provides an overview of the key messages for practice.

Designed for: People working in adult social care, as well as those working with young people aged 16 and 17.


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