The Quick Guides series is intended to be a selection of very short, very punchy posts which summarise issues to an absolute minimum of information –
They have all been reviewed, revised and refreshed in 2020.
The intention is that they are short enough to be a ‘refresher’ for officers before, after or even during operational incidents.
- There are some other quick-access or reference resources available on this site and
- They could be configured in a SmartPhone folder, if that’s useful to you.
But the posts blogged here are each under 300 words and contain links legal references, links to longer articles and some other guidance:
- The Mental Health Act 1983 – England / Wales
- s136 and Places of Safety
- s135 and Assessments on Private Premises
- Absent / Absconded: timeframes to detain
- What Do All The Sections Mean?! …
- The Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Recalls and Revocations: CTOs and s42 MHA.
- Knowledge Check
- The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act (Scotland) 2003 – Scotland
- s297 and Places of Safety
- s293 and Assessments on Private Premises
- The Mental Health Order 1986 – Northern Ireland
- a130 and Places of Safety
- a129 and Assessments on Private Premises
- Generic to all UK jurisdictions
- Signposting Patients
- Red Flags
- Should I Stay or Should I Go
- Mental Health Crisis in Private Premises
- Rave Risks
All feedback gratefully received and I’m happy to do a similar kind of blog on other subjects, if needed.
Winner of the President’s Medal,
the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Winner of the Mind Digital Media Award
All views expressed are my own – they do not represent the views of any organisation.
(c) Michael Brown, 2020
I try to keep this blog up to date, but inevitably over time, amendments to the law as well as court rulings and other findings from inquests and complaints processes mean it is difficult to ensure all the articles and pages remain current. Please ensure you check all legal issues in particular and take appropriate professional advice where necessary.
Government legislation website – www.legislation.gov.uk