Mental Capacity Act and LPS

Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity - guidance 
Published 9 April 2020 | Last updated 27 April 2021 — see all updates
Guidance for health and social care staff who are caring for, or treating, a person who lacks the relevant mental capacity.


Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019: Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) - collection 

Published 10 November 2020 | 4 March 2021, 
Legislation and guidance on the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) and the latest information on progress towards their implementation.


Impact assessment of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 - guidance
Published 28 January 2021
Assessment of the amendment, which introduced the Liberty Protection Safeguards to replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.


Liberty Protection Safeguards factsheets - guidance 
Published 27 November 2020 | Last updated 26 January 2021 — see all updates
Information about Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).


Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards England, 2019-20 - Official statistics 12 Nov 2020

Interactive dashboard on the Adult Social Care Analytical Hub
Improved the DoLS dashboard by adding in previous years’ data from 2015-16 onwards to the 2019-20 dashboard. This will enable users to more easily view trend data over time at local, regional and national level. 


Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act  - Liberty Protection Safeguards Implementation 28.09.2020
The second edition of the LPS newsletter.