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MCA for Practitioner and Provider Services (Community Settings) Level 3 DoLs /Awareness of LPS new legislation (Face to Face Delivery)

Collingwood Training Room, Civic Offices, Floor 1, Core 6, Guildhall Square
Course Tutors
Christina West
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Target Audience
NHS / CCG / Residential staff / Social Workers - Children / Social Workers - Adults
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Course Types
Course categories
Group 2 Statutory & Mandatory Training / Training for CCG Staff / SCAT-PP / Training for PCC Staff / Comensura / Training for PCC Managers / Gosport Borough Council / PCC Placements / SDAS Staff / Shared Lives / Solent NHS / Student Social Workers
Adult Social Care / Children's Social Care / Developing Practice / Personal Development / Safeguarding Adults / Safeguarding Children
Course description

MCA  DoLs /Awareness of LPS new legislation delivered by St Thomas Training

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The half day training session will give participants an overall understanding of how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (“DoLS”) apply to their day-to-day work settings.

NB: participants need to understand that a House of Lords report, followed by a Supreme Court judgement, both of which were published in March 2014, have fundamentally altered what DoLS are all about. Therefore this session is relevant even if you have previously attended DoLS training.

To give participants an understanding of how the new Liberty Protection Safeguards will apply to their work settings, and to examine what changes they need to make in order to manage the transition from DoLS to LPS. NB: At the time of writing this outline the Code of Practice, and various regulations, are still to be finalised with the implementation of LPS now delayed until April 2022.

Who should attend?

Social workers, care managers, independent support assistants and occupational therapists. It is essential for all participants to have a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 prior to attending .


Training objectives

What can I expect?
An interactive session aimed at encouraging participants to ask questions, make comments and bring up their own issues through the use of a range of different methods including quizzes, case studies, video clips and small group work as well as direct teaching.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session participants should:

• Have explored and fully understood a range of judgements that have been made by the Court of Protection in relation to Deprivation of Liberty
• Have thoroughly explored how the Supreme Court rulings of March 2014 in the “Cheshire West” and “MIG and MEG” cases have changed our understanding of what constitutes a “deprivation of liberty”
• Understand how the deprivation of liberty process protects the Human Rights of the service user, as well as the professionalism and integrity of the worker
• Be able to explain the difference between restriction of liberty and deprivation of liberty
• Be able to explain the difference between the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) process for people in care homes and hospitals, and the Deprivation of Liberty process in community settings
• Be able to describe the functions of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate, Best Interests Assessor, Supervisory Body and the Relevant Person’s Representative in the different processes
• Know how to complete the relevant paperwork to make an application directly to the Court of Protection for authorisation to deprive a person of their liberty (applicable to people who live in supported living, Shared Lives, sheltered housing and their own homes)
• Have explored any recent updates to the deprivation of liberty process which might have been issued by the Court of Protection or other relevant bodies
• Have been updated on the implications of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 which is due to bring in the new system of Liberty Protection Safeguards in April 2022

Additional Information

Dear Delegate,

You have booked onto an onsite course at the Civic Offices held in Collingwood Training Room on Floor 1 HR/Learning & Development Core 6. On arrival, please use the phone at the entrance of Core 5 & 6, Floor 1 to contact the L&D team.

Please bring your PCC ID pass with you if you are a staff member.

Refreshments will not be available in the room, but we do have a Kitchen area that is available for you to refresh your drinks/water bottles. Lunch is not provided, please bring a packed lunch with you that you are welcome to eat in the training room or in one of the breakout areas. Alternatively, the area around the Civic offices as a number of shops and cafes to purchase refreshments. We politely ask that any rubbish/cups be removed from the training room and disposed in the bins provided.

Please find attached some resources which you will find useful for the training session. You don't have to read them in advance, although you can if you wish. And you don't have to print them off, a handout pack will be issued to you during the face-to-face training session.

Please contact Learning & Development by email: or call 9284 1963 if you have any questions.



Please be aware that by making this booking and agreeing to the terms and conditions, you are confirming you have your managers authorisation to attend this training and are aware of the cancellation/non-attendance charges that apply.

Managers will receive notification of delegates none attendance, late cancellations or part attendance

Start Date
Monday 31 October 2022
End Date
Monday 31 October 2022
Closing Date
Thursday 27 October 2022
13:00 - 16:30
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