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We want your views on the draft Regulations on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 and Liberty Protection Safeguards.

How to respond

Consultation ends:
7 July 2022
Consultation launched:

Consultation description

We are consulting on new regulations which will support the implementation of liberty protection safeguards (LPS).

The new LPS regulations will provide important rights and protections for people who lack the mental capacity to agree to care, support or treatment arrangements, where these arrangements amount to a deprivation of liberty. 

Watch our overview animation explaining how the Liberty Protection Safeguards will work and our videos on each of the Regulations for Wales.

Consultation documents

Consultation document , file type: PDF, file size: 1 MB

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1 MB
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The Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Eligibility to Carry Out Assessments, Make Determinations and Carry O ut Pre Authorisation Reviews) (Wales) Regulations 2022 , file type: PDF, file size: 258 KB

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258 KB
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The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Independent Mental Capacity Advocates) Wales (Regulations 2022 , file type: PDF, file size: 148 KB

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148 KB
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The Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Training and Criteria for Approval as an Approved Mental Capacity Professional) (Regulations 2022 , file type: PDF, file size: 275 KB

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275 KB
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The Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Monitoring and Reporting) (Wales) Regulations 2022 , file type: PDF, file size: 198 KB

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198 KB
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Getting it right - Regulations and plans for Wales for the Liberty Protection Safeguards: easy read , file type: PDF, file size: 857 KB

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857 KB
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Overview of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 and the new Liberty Protection Safeguards: easy read , file type: PDF, file size: 383 KB

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383 KB
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Summary of the Regulatory Impact Assessment for Regulations for Wales which support the implementation of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019: easy read , file type: PDF, file size: 2 MB

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2 MB
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Getting it right Regulations and plans for Wales for the Liberty Protection Safeguards , file type: PDF, file size: 350 KB

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350 KB
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The Liberty Protection Safeguards: workforce plan and training framework , file type: PDF, file size: 526 KB

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526 KB
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The Liberty Protection Safeguards: the development of a monitoring and reporting strategy for Wales and a national minimum data set , file type: PDF, file size: 480 KB

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Draft explanatory memorandum to Regulations for Wales which support the implementation of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 , file type: PDF, file size: 1021 KB

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My LPS journey , file type: PDF, file size: 48 KB

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48 KB
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Children’s rights impact assessment: Liberty Protection Safeguards , file type: PDF, file size: 984 KB

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Equality impact assessment (EIA): Liberty Protection Safeguards , file type: PDF, file size: 1 MB

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1 MB
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Welsh language impact assessment , file type: PDF, file size: 564 KB

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Liberty Protection Safeguards (the LPS): implementation in Wales - frequently asked questions , file type: PDF, file size: 707 KB

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How to respond

Submit your comments by 7 July 2022, in any of the following ways:

Online form

Post

Download the response form.

Download the easy read version

Complete and return to:

Mental Health and Vulnerable Groups Team
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ