Social Care Digital Innovation Accelerator

Liberty Protection Safeguards

With the incoming changes that the new Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) legislation will bring, not only in terms of process, but the number and range of organisations involved, this project has created a multi-partner, secure, interoperable and accessible case collaboration system to notify, assign, track and authorise deprivations of liberty.

This project is now complete and a solution has been designed to make the transition into LPS as smooth as possible for Local Authorities, CCGs, Hospital Trusts and Managing Authorities (e.g. Care Homes). Called ‘CoLiberty’, the solution stands alone or integrates into your existing back office systems to allow a secure seamless sharing of data between Responsible Bodies, Assessor, Doctors, Consulted with People and Managing Authorities.



Facilitated by leading local government technology developers Looking Local, the co-design workshop began the discovery phase in August 2019.

The five collaborating councils along with the LPS lead from ADASS and representatives from both the LGA & NHS Digital discussed in detail the incoming legislation, the changes that would be required, plus spent time identifying the key issues and common challenges within the current DoLS process. 

The workshop was the first step in the process of determining the role, shape and size that a digital product could play in the new LPS process. Following the workshop Looking Local spent time onsite with individual councils shadowing and interviewing key staff. 

The discovery phase was completed and the project progressed into development. The LPS discovery report can be requested here.


The development phase of this project is now complete and the resulting ‘CoLiberty’ solution – essential DoLS and LPS case management software for supervisory/responsible bodies, is now available for local authorities, CCGs, hospital trusts and other managing authorities. 

For more information on the solution and to request a demo, please head to the CoLiberty website.