The Local Government Association Liberty Protection Safeguards project has successfully collaboratively delivered a secure digital platform where multiple organisations are able to make the necessary Deprivation of Liberty referrals, pre-authorisation reviews and assessments required to ensure there are no unauthorised Deprivations of Liberty under the LPS scheme.
The new system was designed with end-users right from the discovery phase through to a polished product, which is crucial to enabling a wider range of more generalist staff to play their role in this process. As a result, the platform is delivering real efficiency savings and improvements to quality, whilst ensuring the robust processes and procedures are being followed.
There are now no unauthorised Deprivations of Liberty even though we are facing increased volumes. The relevant responsible bodies are able to monitor, review and report on the progress/status of each Deprivation of Liberty in place within their remits/ geography and the subject, their friends, family and those involved in their care are able to access their record securely.