Places of Safety - Mental Health Act

Places of Safety - Mental Health Act

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Course Overview

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Have a greater understanding of the provisions of sections 135 and 136
  • Have greater confidence when advising clients regarding the changes to these sections brought about by the Policing and Crime Act 2017

What is the target audience?

  • Mental health practitioners



About Instructor - Steph Barber

Steph Barber completed her legal training in the North West before setting up her own specialist commercial and medical negligence law firm. She sold her firm in 2000 and joined a progressive London charity as their in house counsel. Steph joined Law Hound to head up their commercial law department and has developed Law Hound's online legal services.

Steph enjoys travel and eating out in her spare time. Steph has lectured extensively on CPD courses, to the Court Service, Legal Services Commission and private practices on procedure and practice.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


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  • Price
  • £ 60