The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 has received Royal Assent. That means that the new liberty protection safeguards (LPS) will replace the current deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLs). The LPS are due to come in in 2020 although there might be a period when the two regimes overlap. The LPS apply to people aged sixteen […]
Thank you to everybody who attended an excellent conference yesterday in Leeds.
We heard from 6 excellent speakers and enjoyed some interesting debate on current issues and future developments.
Details of all the speakers are below.
This guide provides up to date care and support advice and information for people in Sheffield
Does a financial deputy need to get a Court of Protection Order for a private care regime which might be a deprivation of liberty?
Yes, says the Court of Protection.
This case is very significant for professional deputies. There are immediate implications for deputies and their clients. There are also costs implications.
Ten cases were heard before Justice Charles (Deputy president of the Court of Protection) on the same issue: Whether in non-contentious welfare cases where the proposed care arrangements amounted to a deprivation of liberty, should P always be a party? The decision was No. The Cases The ten cases sought Welfare Orders under Section 16 […]