21 Jun 2022
Closing date: 07 Jul 2022

England and Wales: Liberty Protection Safeguards Consultation - deadline extended to 14 July

The Department of Health and Social Care and the Ministry of Justice have extended the deadline for people to respond to the consultation on changes to the Mental Capacity Act (2005), which include guidance on the new Liberty Protection Safeguards (Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS): Latest developments | SCIE), which will apply in England and Wales. The consultation also covers the Liberty Protection Safeguard Regulations and a revision of the Code of Practice.

The revised deadline is 14 July 2022.

You can find out more about the consultation here:

Changes to the MCA Code of Practice and implementation of the LPS - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Easy read documents: Changes to the law and guidance about making your own decisions (easy read) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

There is also an additional consultation being run by the Welsh Government on certain aspects of the implementation in Wales, which you can find here:

Liberty protection safeguards | GOV.WALES

The deadline for this consultation is also 14 July 2022.