This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017.
For background to the series, see the introductory post which outlines why Iâ€™m doing this and what other specific issues will be covered concerning laws that will come in to effect in the next few months. Current Home Office estimations of timescales suggest early May â€“ but this is subject to a number of factors and may change.
These are the Mental Health Act amendments, stripped to the absolute bone for ease of digestion by operational police officers. Â It may also be a useful summary for service users / carers or other front line professionals, but itâ€™s written for officers who need to read it!
Click on the â€˜more detailâ€™ links to take you to the main posts Iâ€™ve written on the amendments Iâ€™m briefly summarising here! â€“
Winner of the Presidentâ€™s Medal from
the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Winner of the Mind Digital Media Award.