Liberty Protection Safeguards are due to be implemented in the autumn next year, later than initially expected.

Caroline Dinenage, Care Minister, announced that they would come into force from 1 October 2020, she also stated that the various agencies would work with stakeholders to develop draft chapters for the Code of Practice. The public will be able to comment following a consultation after the code of practice has been drafted. The final draft of the act will be laid before parliament in Spring 2020, together with a final set of regulations.

Dinenage also stated that the Mental Capacity Code of Practice will also be updated alongside the new legislation.

Councils will discover shortly what is expected of them as the Government will be issuing new guidance to them, helping them prepare. The Government will be developing training programs in order to support staff and approve professionals who will act as the new Approved Mental Capacity Professionals (AMCP)