Mental Capacity

New Publication: The Liberty Protection Safeguards

Mike Lyne
14th April 2020

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 received Royal Assent in May 2019. The primary
purpose of the Act is to replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) with a new, more
efficient way of authorising deprivation of liberty to protect the individual’s rights under Article
5, European Convention on Human Rights. Although the phrase is not used in the Act, the new
scheme will be known as the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).

Meet the author(s)

Mike Lyne

Senior Lecturer in mental health social work
Michael Lyne is a senior lecturer in social work and mental health at Bournemouth University. He has a dual qualification and registration in nursing and social work, with 15 years of experience in the NHS and various client groups. He is an expert in mental capacity, adult safeguarding, and advance care planning.
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