Mental Capacity Act 2005 and DoLS - Awareness
As many of you will know, the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill started its journey through Parliament in July 2018. The purpose of the Bill is to replace the DoLS with a new system, provisionally called the "Liberty Protection Safeguards" or LPS. You can follow the progress of the Bill here and some of the debates are televised live on the Parliament TV channel here.
There is no certainty yet as to when (if at all) the Bill will be passed by Parliament. And even when it is passed, presumably there will be some delay before it is implemented, in order to give everyone time to adjust.
As soon as the Bill is passed we will start delivering training on the LPS (or whatever they end up being called). But there is no point in doing so now, because the situation is so fluid.
In the meantime, the DoLS must continue to be used, and therefore we will continue to deliver DoLS training.
To give participants a basic understanding of how the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards apply to their day-to-day work settings.
Anyone working in a health and/or social care setting. Ideally all participants should have a similar amount of prior knowledge about the Act.
Venue & duration
Your own training room. This topic needs a full day to cover the issues properly.