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Hello! – and welcome to my award-winning BLOG which has been running for around six years and has been used almost two million times around the World.

My latest post is another in the PaCA series which hopes to anticipate some of the questions and issues that may arise when the law is altered, probably in two months’ time.

If you’re a new visitor or not sure how to navigate your way around, the most used resources I’ve produced are one click away and significant updates are highlighted below.

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The Policing and Crime Act

I have produced a series of posts on the new Policing and Crime Act 2017. The introductory post outlines what I’m trying to do with it all and contains links to the series.  It also contains links to posts which set out the new sections 135, 136 and 138 as they will appear in law after the commencement order brings them in to effect.

We now know this will happen on 11th December 2017.

The latest post in this series concerns the new statutory regulations which govern when police stations may be used as a Place of Safety under the Mental Health Act 1983. There are various considerations when choosing the appropriate Place of Safety to remove someone and it is important that officers get this right to ensure the safety of those detained from risks that may be quite unknowable during initial police contact.

– so you’d best give this one a careful read!

IMG_0053I was proud to be awarded the The President’s Medal in 2015 by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Awarded for “a significant contribution to the lives of people with mental illness.”
– Professor Sir Simon WESSLEY, President, RCPsych.

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