The long promised consultation on a new MCA Code of Practice, to account for changes required by the planned implementation of liberty protection safeguards, is to open very soon according to the latest bulletin from the implementation team.
The consultation will run for a longer period than initially envisaged - 16 weeks instead of 12 - apparently to account for May’s local government elections. Six sets of regulations will also be published alongside the consultation (though formally no consultation is required).
The Government is expected to respond to the consultation in Winter 2022-23. An implementation date for liberty protection safeguards is not expected to be set until then.
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