Deprivation of Liberty: Preparing for the future - Antser
  • Adults and Transition 16+
  • Health

Deprivation of Liberty: Preparing for the future

This highly specialised course supports participants to understand and prepare for upcoming changes to the Deprivation of Liberty Frameworks when Liberty Protection Safeguards are implemented
3 hours
up to 22 people face to face
up to 15 people remotely

Learning outcomes

  • To understand the current mechanisms for authorising a deprivation of liberty, and your role in this;
  • To understand what is changing and why;
  • To understand what the key differences are between current mechanisms and the Liberty Protection Safeguards, and what the changes will mean for you;
  • To develop/enhance your skills to recognise a deprivation of liberty;
  • To develop/enhance your ability to determine whether a deprivation is in a person’s best interests.


The aim of this 3 hour workshop will introduce participants to the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) and help them prepare for implementation by understanding the key differences between the LPS and current legal frameworks and how their role will change. The course will also explain what constitutes a deprivation of liberty and how to apply the acid test.

There are 2 versions of this workshop available to ensure that content relating the ‘role’ of the participant is reflective of the audience.

This course is delivered by our expert facilitators who will bring their first hand experience and tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

Our course covers the following topics:

  • Introduce self and aims for today
  • DoLS and your current role
  • The Court of Protection and your current role
  • Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Recognising a deprivation of liberty
  • Lacking capacity to consent
  • Continuous supervision and control
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This course includes:

  • Case studies
  • Safeguarding practice reviews
  • Group work
  • Resources

Benefits of the course:

  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in the UK
  • No pre requisites needed to join this course
  • Delivery from professional and expert facilitators in the field

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