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Expected implementation date for DoLS replacement announced

The model to replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is expected to be implemented in October 2020, the care minister has announced.

In a letter to members of Parliament this week, Caroline Dinenage announced that the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) would come into force from 1 October 2020, subject to ongoing work around implementation planning and developing regulations on how the system will work.

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Also Click here for 39 Essex Chambers Mental Capacity Report - The Wider Context. This includes updates on 

  • Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act;
  • the Court of Appeal on sex and social media
  • life-sustaining treatment in a ‘pro-life’ care home