When Can a Detained Patient be Subject to Seclusion

When Can a Detained Patient be Subject to Seclusion

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Course Overview

Delivered by lecturer Steph Barber of Law Hound, this bite size session will consider when a person detained under the Mental Health Act of 1983, as amended, may be subject to seclusion.

Aimed at those wishing to specialise in mental health law and tribunal work, this webinar will provide a useful introduction to, or reminder regarding what seclusion is, when and where seclusion can take place and when seclusion must end.

In addition, this course will provide viewers with a valuable insight into safeguard procedure including assessment, monitoring, observation, and review.

Invaluable for those who specialise in this area, this course will also be of interest to all practitioners who wish to comply with SRA standards that stipulate that solicitors, irrespective of their specialist area of law, should be able to demonstrate an understanding of mental health issues and an understanding of the basic concepts of the Mental Health Act.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Be familiar with relevant seclusion policies and guidelines
  • • Have considered seclusion within a restrictive intervention reduction programme
  • • Feel confident when advising clients regarding this area of mental health law and practice

What is the target audience?

  • Mental health law 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


  • Price
  • £ 60