Guidance: Liberty Protection Safeguards factsheets

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Information about the LPS system, which will be replacing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

DoLS is the system used to authorise the care or treatment arrangements of an individual who lacks mental capacity to consent to their arrangements. These safeguards apply when a person is deprived of their liberty in a care home or hospital, in England or Wales.

More factsheets will be added.

Published 27 November 2020
Last updated 26 January 2021 +show all updates

  1. Added document ‘Liberty Protection Safeguards: settings and Responsible Bodies’.

  2. Added another factsheet attachment: ‘Liberty Protection Safeguards: overview of the process’.

  3. First published.


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