Everything’s Connected to Everything Else

Since the turn of the New Year, I seem to have been in a lot of meetings where I’m discussing policing, mental health and criminal justice with the police, OR I’m doing so as the only police officer in a room with health colleagues. What I notice is this: everyone is wanting more from other, with […]


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The Big Reports

I’ve often referred to the stack of reports on my shelf at home which have been published over the years and touch upon my treasured Venn diagram of policing, mental health and criminal justice.  Well, those thousands of pages all went for recycling recently and I decided to put links to them all on one post […]

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The Mental Health Act Review

I think I quite like the Mental Health Act review – I never expected the UK to rip it up and adopt a fully UN-CRPD type legal framework and I think the review chair, Professor Sir Simon Wessely, was right to have in mind throughout that whatever he recommended, it’s pretty much pointless unless it […]

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