Written by an experienced practitioner, the book summarises the human rights basis of LPS and takes a critical look at the contexts in which the legislation operates. The LPS process and the different roles that social workers will have when implementing LPS are explained. It analyses the potential weaknesses of the safeguards and how social workers can take a critical and reflective approach to implementing them. Attention is also paid to the roles of other professionals (e.g. advocates), and of the Court of Protection in regulating LPS. Specific topics that are likely to be particularly challenging under LPS are highlighted, including liberty and family care, fluctuating capacity, covert medication, restrictions on contact with others, and intimate relationships.
This book is the first in a new series, Critical Social Work Law which will take new or complex areas of the law, explain them clearly to practitioners and demonstrate how they should be applied to social work practice.
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About the Author
Martin is currently is a social work team manager with Salford City Council. He is a member of the British Association of Social Workers and was a member of its Policy Ethics and Human Rights Committee from 2016 to 2020. Martin was a member of the Department of Health and Social Care stakeholder group that drafted the LPS Code of Practice.
Martin has also been a member of a NICE guideline committee producing guidance on safeguarding adults in care homes.