In March 2018, the Government responded to the Law Commission’s proposals that the current DoLS system is overhauled and replaced with the new Liberty Protection Safeguards. They will now move on to considering the proposals set out in the Law Commission’s review and legislate for the changes.
The brand new MCA and LPS Conference is designed to help care managers prepare for these changes and get expert answers to their questions about implementation.
- The changes proposed by the Law Commission – understand the main differences between DoLS and the Liberty Protection Standards, when they would apply and the proposals for claims against care providers
- An overview of the Mental Capacity Act and the proposed changes – getting to grips with proposed changes to the Act, the application of the Act in your provision, using the key principles and the two-stage test
- Changes to the best interests’ principle – What’s new? The role of the ‘Approved Mental Capacity Professional’ serious cases and the ‘necessary and proportionate test’
- DoLS update – case law is crucial, make sure you understand how the latest decisions should impact your decision-making processes
- Preparing for changing CQC inspection – make sure you are ready for a changing inspection regime and the impact on MCA and DoLS.
- Registration and refreshments
Keeping up-to-date with DoLS
- What is deprivation of liberty?
- Case law: what is it and how has it changed how we see deprivation of liberty?
- What are the ‘safeguards’ the DoLS give?
- DoLS process: from before the application to after the authorisation
- ‘The voice of the person’ in DoLS: what can we learn?
- Refreshment break
An overview of the Mental Capacity Act and the proposed changes
- Understanding proposed changes to the MCA
- A requirement to place greater weight on a person’s wishes and feelings
- Why we needed the Act and who it affects
- The Mental Capacity Act principles
- Assessing capacity in practice
A time for change – introducing the new Liberty Protection Safeguards?
- Recommendations from the Law Commission Report
- The Liberty Protection Safeguards
- What are the key changes proposed?
- Who will it apply to?
- Where would the scheme apply?
- Claims against care providers
- Lunch and networking
Changes to the best interests principle
- The current best interests test
- Proposed changes explained
- The new role of the ‘Approved Mental capacity Professional’ in serious cases
- The new ‘necessary and proportionate test’
- Good practice in record keeping
- Refreshment break
Preparing for CQC inspection
- How do the CQC monitor and inspect compliance?
- Impact of changing CQC inspections
- Record keeping and presenting data to the CQC
- Close of conference
Bournemouth Venue TBC
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