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Resources > Date: 2014

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Resource Type Sentence Abstract Date
Changes to Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice Consultation

Extract from press release: "Our consultation ‘Stronger Code: Better Care’ is asking for your thoughts on a new draft Code which includes: (1) five new guiding principles; (2) significantly updated chapter on how to support children and young people, on the use of restraint and seclusion and the use of police powers and places of safety; (3) new chapters on care planning, equality and human rights, links to the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, and support for victims."


Gordon Ashton and Caroline Bielanska, Elderly People and the Law (Jordans 2014) Book

Elder law book

Hamish Arnott and Simon Creighton, Parole Board Hearings: Law and Practice (LAG 2014) Book

Parole Board book

Published in January 2014 but still (in 2017) the best book on the subject.

Michael Butler, A Practitioner's Guide to Mental Health Law (Wildy, Simmonds and Hill 2014) Book

Mental health law book

Ministry of Justice, 'Updated guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974' (4/3/14) Document

Guidance on spent convictions etc

Is a restricted hospital order spent when the patient is conditionally discharged or when he is absolutely discharged? The Ministry of Justice does not have an official position on the matter, but refers to this guidance document which states that under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 the rehabilitation period of a hospital order, with or without a restriction order, is the "period of the order" (email correspondence, 11/7/19).

Nazreen Pearce and Sue Jackson, Urgent Applications in the Court of Protection (2nd edn, Jordans 2014) Book

Court of Protection book

Peter Bartlett and Ralph Sandland, Mental Health Law: Policy and Practice (4th edn, OUP 2013) Book

Mental health and capacity book

Review of the Operation of Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 in England and Wales: A Survey Consultation

"The government is reviewing the operation of Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 in England and Wales to make sure that the legislative framework offers the right support for people at the right time. These parts of the legislation give the police powers to temporarily remove people who appear to be suffering from a mental disorder and who need urgent care to a ‘place of safety’, so that a mental health assessment can be carried out and appropriate arrangements made for their care. A place of safety in the majority of cases is a hospital, but sometimes police stations are used. However, there have been questions over whether a police station is an appropriate place to detain people suffering a mental health crisis, especially young people, and whether the maximum length of detention under Sections 135 and 136 (72 hours) is too long. This review will examine the evidence to determine whether or not changes to the primary legislation would improve outcomes for people experiencing a mental health crisis."

Consultation page

Department of Health and Home Office, 'Review of the Operation of Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983: Review Report and Recommendations' (December 2014)

The consultation page also contains an executive summary, an easy read version, a summary of responses and a literature review.

Richard Harper, Medical Treatment and the Law: Issues of Consent (2nd edn, Jordans 2014) Book

Medical treatment book

Tony Harrop-Griffiths et al, Dementia and the Law (Jordans 2014) Book

Elder law book

Unfitness to plead consultation Consultation

"We are now reviewing our provisional proposals in light of the consultation responses, and taking into account the changes to the criminal justice system since we produced the consultation paper in October 2010. ... These further questions address issues such as: (1) How should special measures to enhance the defendant’s ability to participate in trial be fairly incorporated into the test for unfitness? (2) Should the procedure in the magistrates’ and youth courts mirror that in the Crown Court? (3) What should the process be for dealing with a defendant when he or she has been found unfit to plead? (4) At a hearing to deal with a defendant found unfit, what issues should be considered by the court? (5) What options should the court have in dealing with unfit defendants?"


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