This course has now taken place.

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill sets out that the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) will be replaced by Liberty Protection Safeguards. This legislation will seek to streamline the assessment process and extend the provision of Liberty Protection Safeguards to any health and social care setting, giving an increased role to the NHS and care homes in arranging their own assessments and authorising Liberty Protection Safeguards.

This Practical Guide to Liberty Protection Safeguards course, gives you the necessary tools and information to prepare for the upcoming changes.

By fully understanding the key changes brought about by the Bill, you can learn how to manage the transition from DoLS to the new system of Liberty Protection Safeguards. Leave with the knowledge and confidence to manage the new process.

About the Chair: Rachel Griffiths
Rachel Griffiths is a consultant in the Mental Capacity Act and human rights as they apply in health and social care practice, and has been involved in embedding the MCA into practice since 2007.

She is vice chair of the National Mental Capacity Forum, heading the Forum’s work to ‘hear the voice of the person’ who lacks capacity, and is currently Clinical Lead on a Health Education England (HEE) project to update all HEE’s MCA online training available to medical professionals.

Until April 2017, she was the MCA Lead at the Care Quality Commission and was central to embedding the Act in its policy and practice.

Educated at the University of Oxford, her background is in learning disability and mental health social work; she is a registered social worker and a former AMHP.
Rachel was awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year Honours List, for services to vulnerable people.