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College of Policing Consultation on police guidance for mental health "The College of Policing has published new draft national guidance clarifying the police's role in dealing with incidents involving people in mental health crisis.

"The draft Authorised Professional Practice (APP) is now open for consultation and sets out guidance for police officers and staff when investigating an offence or assisting people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and difficulties and other vulnerabilities."

2015-11-11 2015-01-01
Department of Health No voice unheard, no right ignored - a consultation for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions Extract from consultation page (paragraphs replaced with numbering): "(1) The consultation ‘No voice unheard, no right ignored’ explores options on issues such as how people can: (a) be supported to live independently, as part of a community; (b) be assured that their views will be listened to; (c) challenge decisions about them and about their care; (d) exercise control over the support they receive with a Personal Health Budget; (e) expect that different health and local services will organise themselves around their needs; (f) know that professionals are looking out for their physical health needs as well as their mental health needs. (2) The document also seeks to explores views on a number of issues relating to the Mental Health Act which were raised during the recent consultation on the revised Mental Health Act Code of Practice. (3) Since ‘Transforming Care: A National Response to Winterbourne View Hospital’ was published there have been some improvements but the system has not gone far enough fast enough to respond to the needs and wishes of people who need services, and their families." 2015-03-06 2015-05-29
Law Commission Law Commission consultation on Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty "On 7 July 2015 we opened a consultation on the law of mental capacity and deprivation of liberty. The consultation is now closed. We expect to publish a final report with our recommendations and a draft Bill in 2016." 2015-07-07 2015-11-02
Welsh Government Consultation on Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem Consultation page Welsh Government, 'Consultation Document: Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015' (5/3/15) 2015-03-05 2015-04-23
Welsh Government Consultation on revision of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales "The new draft Code takes account of the changes to relevant legislation since the previous Code was written. In particular: (a) the requirements in the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 with regards to care and treatment planning and the expanded provision of independent mental health advocacy; (b) the relationship between the Act, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Within the draft Code there is strengthened emphasis on: (a) the involvement of patients and, where appropriate, their families and carers in all aspects of assessment and treatment; (b) understanding the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and how these should apply to all care and treatment; (c) the involvement of Independent Mental Health Advocates; (d) the use of appropriate transport for patient subject to the Act to ensure their dignity and safety as far as is practicable.

There are 2 other matters of proposed guidance in the draft Code that are not in the existing code. (a) Firstly, it reiterates that the Act provides a limit of 72 hours for detention under section 136 and that assessments should only take place in a police station in exceptional circumstances. However in relation to the timing of assessments both at the police station and elsewhere, the draft Code proposes: (i) that they should be undertaken within 3 hours; (ii) that detention in a police station should not exceed a maximum of 12 hours. (b) Secondly, it proposes that a statutory care and treatment plan, if needed, will be started no longer than 72 hours after admission."

Consultation page

Welsh Government, 'Consultation on the Revision of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales' (consultation document no WG26160, 4/9/15)

Welsh Government, 'Draft Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales' (4/9/15)
2015-09-04 2015-11-27

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