What we know - and don't know - about the Liberty Protection Safeguards
In October next year, a new system known as the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) is expected to replace the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS). Yo Dunn, who will be speaking at Learning Disability Today London 2019, introduces the new system and highlights what questions remain unanswered.
'Moss-PAS': the mental health assessments that became an international success story
Have NHS efforts to reduce over medicating been successful?
In 2016, the UK government launched a groundbreaking drive to reduce the use of psychotropic drugs for people with autism and learning disabilities. But recent figures show that while prescribing rates for antipsychotics have fallen since the campaign’s launch, antidepressants, hypnotics, and stimulants have all risen.
Will medical cannabis be made available to people living with autism?
Your rights: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard (DoLS) authorisations
Spotting a forced marriage
Take care when you deliver a diagnosis
Voices of people with learning disabilities 'must be heard' in Mental Health Act review
Removing disability-based defences to ensure equality before the law: a blessing or a curse?
Most countries have signed up to a UN principle that disability-based legal defences are infantalising and contravene the human right to equal treatment. However, people often end up 'detained for treatment' rather than detained in prison anyway. What should be done? Experts from the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law discuss.