When can we start LPS training of our care staff and do we have to wait for government advice?

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When can we start LPS training of our care staff and do we have to wait for government advice?

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Part of the transition from the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) system to the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) will involve developing and training for existing roles, so that staff can take on new tasks confidently, as well as the creation of new roles.

The draft Workforce and Training Strategy, published in March 2022, says national approved training will be launched when the associated regulations and Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Code of Practice have been finalised and published, following the consultation which closes on 7 July 2022. Next key milestones for 2022 include:

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