Liberty Protection Safeguards Lead Practitioner

Supervisor / Manager (Adults Social Care)
200001AM Requisition #

| Salary £37,849 - £42,683 Per Annum | Full Time 37 Hours per week, Permanent |


Liberty Protection Safeguarding Lead,   Grade 10


Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS), which will replace Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). The implementation date for LPS is 1st October 2020.  


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Liberty Protection safeguarding lead in Lancashire County Council. We are looking for an exceptional individual to implement the requirements of the new Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) within the council and statutory partners.

About the role

To develop plans and implement the transfer of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) following the publication of statutory guidance.


To provide leadership, advice and guidance to practitioners and providers with regard to Deprivation of Liberty/Liberty Protection.


To champion the mental capacity and adults safeguarding agenda across the Integrated Care System


To  work alongside the service manager  and Principle Social worker to deliver the service in line with the service plan and associated standards within the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards/Liberty Protection Safeguards Service.


To build effective partnerships with all key stakeholders across Lancashire, with the aim of supporting both internal and external stakeholders to meet statutory requirements of the liberty protection safeguards.

 Key responsibilities
  • To be the policy lead for the transfer and implementation of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to the Liberty of Protection Safeguards (LPS).
  • To provide a leadership role within the DOLS/LPS Service in the implementation of change and support the transition within practice.
  • To ensure that policies are developed and guidance is produced for the operational implementation of the Liberty of Protection Safeguards (LPS).
  • To develop, manage and implement appropriate procedures and guidance to effectively coordinate the utilisation of professionals such as Best Interest Assessors, doctors and independent mental capacity act services.
  • To manage and ensure relevant Liberty Protection Safeguards information is available and kept up to date on relevant websites.
  • To assess staff training needs in relation to Liberty Protection Safeguards, identify any gaps and seek to address the skills gaps with key agencies involved in the delivery of LPS.
This role is based on a 5 day working pattern, Monday-Friday.

We will offer you good team support, regular supervision, opportunities to build on existing skills and knowledge, great staff benefits, generous annual leave entitlements and the opportunity to flourish as part of an exciting, well established team that is looking to bring real benefits to a key part of Lancashire County Council's Adult Social Care Service.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please telephone Stuart Williams on telephone number 07717301847

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

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