LPS implementation delayed – I hate to say I told you so…

For any of you that missed it, it has been announced today that the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 will not be implemented until April 2022. If you’ve read my previous post about all of the work local authorities still need to do to be ready for the implementation, you’ll not be surprised. If youContinue reading “LPS implementation delayed – I hate to say I told you so…”

DoLS, Ferreira and COVID-19

I have been meaning to write this post for a while and just when I was ready to share it, the government updated their MCA guidance in relation to the coronavirus. If you haven’t read it, it is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-looking-after-people-who-lack-mental-capacity As it turns out, I’m glad they did update the guidance, because the additionalContinue reading “DoLS, Ferreira and COVID-19”

LPS implementation, are they really serious?

I had intended my next post to be about ordinary residence. But I haven’t quite finished that one yet and the latest news about LPS implementation inspired (read as angered) me. For those of you that haven’t seen it yet, the government has announced that it still intends for the Mental Capacity Amendment Act 2019Continue reading “LPS implementation, are they really serious?”

Section 21A challenges: Trust me, it really isn’t personal

Social workers, care home managers, community medical professionals, I am talking to you. (A bit of the basics here for anyone new to the area – section 21A challenges are brought when P is in a hospital or care home and a standard authorisation under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards is in place. It isContinue reading “Section 21A challenges: Trust me, it really isn’t personal”