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Preparing for the Liberty Protection Safeguards: Practice Guidance (2021)

Published: 17/02/2021

Author: Malone-Lee M


The Liberty Protection Safeguards are replacing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in April 2022. This practice guidance provides an overview of the Liberty Protection Safeguards and outlines the reasons behind why they are replacing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Readers will gain an understanding of what we currently know about the Liberty Protection Safeguards and their implementation and explores what people might do across the adult social care system to prepare for the incoming changes. The impact the new system might have on people is also explored.

Professional Standards

PQS:KSS - Safeguarding | Mental capacity | Direct work with individuals and families | Organisational context | The role of social workers | Influencing and governing practice excellence within the organisation and community | Developing confident and capable social workers | Promoting and supporting critical analysis and decision-making | Assuring good social work practice and development

CQC - Effective | Responsive | Safe | Well led

PCF - Diversity and equality | Knowledge | Intervention and skills | Contexts and organisations | Professional leadership | Critical reflection and analysis | Rights, justice and economic wellbeing

RCOT - Qualified | Collaborative | Support development