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From DoLS to LPS: an important time for mental capacity

A caring cuddle

Sometime in the next few months, the transition from Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) will begin. Hugh Constant, Head of Practice Development, Consultancy and Training at the Social Care Institute for Excellence, looks ahead to what the changes will mean in practice.

Working together: the long term plan for social work and mental health

The NHS Long Term Plan has set out an ambitious vision for the development of our health and care services over the next 10 years. Its success is dependent upon positive, transparent and collaborative relationships between social care, public health, housing and other services dedicated to happier, healthier, more independent lives. Mark Trewin explains what this means for mental health and social work services...

NCAS 2016: A chance to share perspectives on improving mental health support for children and young people in care

Policy session: Improving the mental health and wellbeing of looked after and adopted children, young people and care leavers Wednesday 2 November, 3.45 – 4.45pm, Charter 2 Former Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) President Alison O’Sullivan joins psychiatric …