Plans for Liberty Protection Safeguards to come into force on 1 October 2019

Caroline Dineage MP has provided an update on the Liberty Protection Safeguards via a letter from the Department of Health & Social Care.

Their intention is for the system to come into force on 1 October 2020, subject to ongoing implementation planning with delivery partners and the Welsh Government and the progress on their work on developing the Code of Practice.

The Government is currently working closely with stakeholders across the sector on developing draft chapters for the Code of Practice. The Code of Practice is likely to go before Parliament in Spring 2020.

Work is also going ahead on preparing for implementation of the new system and materials for this will be made public in due course.

It is expected that people who have an authorisation in place under the current DoLs system on the date the new system comes into force, will remain under their existing authorisation until it expires.

It would be prudent for providers to keep on top of the above, looking out for any information that becomes available on the new system.