Places of Safety - Mental Health Act
Delivered by lecturer Steph Barber, this bite size session will examine sections 135 and 136 of the Place Of Safety Mental Health Act 1983, with reference to “a places of safety” and the changes made by the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (PCA).
Consideration will be given to proactive searches introduced by the PCA and the use of a police station and a person’s home as a place of safety.
In addition, the current guidance to use when advising clients regarding this topic will also be discussed.
Aimed to introduce this topic to those wishing to specialise in mental health law and tribunal work, this course will also offer an invaluable insight to those currently in practice on the importance of understanding the needs of more vulnerable clients.
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