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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/05/2022.

Liberty Protection Safeguards Team Lead

Job Reference: 449-AMH748

Solent NHS Trust
Mental Health
Trust wide
£40,057 - £45,839 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

This is an exciting position in a brand new team for Solent NHS Trust. The Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) legislation is due to be launched with the changes to the Mental Capacity Act. This is likely to be in 2023.

The team will look at leading these changes and looking at implementing at the training and supporting of Solent staff with regard to the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act (where appropriate). Once the legislation is introduced the LPS team will also be undertaking Mental Capacity assessments in ward environments for mental health, and physical health, across Solent NHS Trust.

The team will also continue to support and champion people's knowledge of the mental Capacity Act. Supporting in-patient and community teams.

As the Team leader, you will be confident with you knowledge of the legisaltion and support your colleagues, acting as a point of information for staff.

In return for your skills, we will offer regular supervision, development opportunities and internal and external training.

You will need to have good knowledge of Mental health law and be qualified as, or working to becoming, a Best Interest Assessor.

Car driver essential.

For more information on the role, please contact Elliot Wylde (MHA and MCA Lead) at


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders. Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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