Assisting on a Voluntary Basis

This post comes at the direct request of a mental health professional, touching on matters I’ve written about before but which keep coming up, somewhat resistantly – it follows an incident where officers local to them came to an Emergency Department with a person in handcuffs for NHS assessment around their mental health and where […]

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New CPS Guidance

One of the last things I did at the College of Policing was attend a meeting in London with the Crown Prosecution Service who had begun to review their guidance on the ‘prosecution of mentally disordered offenders’. The CPS issue prosecution guidance on a large number of topics, all publicly available on their website and […]

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Resisting and Refusing Conveyance

Various things have recently caused me to have to be concerned about assumptions by some that the police service is responsible for the conveyance to hospital (NB: not conveyancing – that’s what you do when you transfer the legal title of property!) of all mental health patients who are refusing to be conveyed, or resisting […]

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