We want to hear what you think about changes to the Liberty Protection Safeguards

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What are the Liberty Protection Safeguards consultations about?

The way people’s freedom is safeguarded is changing. Both the UK and the Welsh Governments are consulting on new regulations that will replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and change parts of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA). We plan on responding to these consultations and want to hear from our members and anyone else with relevant experience.

We will be collecting people’s views on:

  1. The UK’s plans to change the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards
  2. The Welsh Government’s Liberty Protection Safeguards Implementation Consultation

What will happen at the event?

In the event, we will give an overview of the changes and the new documents. We will ask for your views on these changes. You can have a look at the information before the event if you want to, but you do not have to prepare anything.

Who is this event for?

Our consultation event is open to anyone who wants to share their views, but we are particularly interested to hear from service providers and people who work in situations where the liberties of people with a learning disability and/or autism might be limited. We are also keen to hear from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and those who work with them, about their experiences of these issues.

If you have a learning disability, you can also share your views and experiences through the self-advocacy organisation All Wales People First. To do that please contact Kelly Stuart kelly@allwalespeople1st.co.uk. You are also welcome to come to our consultation event.

How to join the consultation event

The event will take place on Zoom. Book your place at the bottom of this page.

If you would like to contribute to this consultation but can’t come to the consultation event, please email our Policy Officer Grace at Grace.Krause@LDW.org.uk

Where can I find out more?

Welsh Government has compiled a list of documents about the consultation on their website. There is an easy read consultation document (opens as PDF). Welsh Government has also produced videos to explain the new Liberty Protection Safeguards.

You can find information about the UK’s consultation on changes to the Mental Capacity Act (which includes the Liberty Protection Safeguards) on the UK Government’s website.


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Monday 17 June 2022



Online bookings are not available on the day.  If you would like to attend but can not book online please email the following details to simon.rose@ldw.org.uk

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