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Mental Capacity Act 2005

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.

Capacity for good practice?

Safeguarding, personalisation, empowerment, reablement, shared decision-making, person-centred working, recovery, care planning, choice and control, dignity, risk decision-making, consent – some of the key policy terms, processes and concepts that underpin and inform health and social care practice, or endemic and …