The new section 131A of the Mental Health Act is due to come into force in April 2010. This amendment will ensure that patients aged under 18 are treated in an environment in hospital which is suitable having regard to their age, with the purpose of preventing the inappropriate admission of children and young people to adult psychiatric wards. This briefing highlights how commissioners can work together to meet the new duty on age-appropriate accommodation in a timely manner.
mental health law
The Mental Health Treatment Requirement (MHTR) of the Community Order can be given to offenders in England who have an identified mental health problem and have consented to receiving readily available treatment. This paper lays out what is known so far about the MHTR and further areas for investigation concerning its operation.
Booklet intended as an aid for NHS managers and others in offering employment opportunities for mental health service users and improving working lives and job retention for all staff in their workplace. It provides good practice examples of employing people with mental health problems and contains practical tools to help implement organisational change.
Podcast from the Glasgow School of Social Work research seminar series, 15/01/2009. Covers legislation and the role of social work, the local authority and the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.
Annual review detailing the challenges faced by the social care sector over the past year, and highlights the issues and possible improvements to services.
The Mental Health Treatment Requirement (MHTR) is one of 12 options (‘requirements’) available to sentencers when constructing a Community Order or a Suspended Sentence Order. The MHTR can be given to an offender with mental health problems who does not require immediate compulsory hospital admission under the Mental Health Act. If they give their consent, the MHTR requires them to receive mental health treatment for a specified period.
This Local Authority Circular sets out the resources available for the year 2009-2010 for the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards which come into effect on 1 April 2009 and provisional figures for 2010-2011.
Recordings of the speakers at the Fred Stone Memorial Conference on Child Mental Health and Law, Glasgow, 7 May 2010, organised by the University of Glasgow, Faculty of Medicine.
A booklet presenting SCIE’s range of resources and services available for adults’ social care.
Booklet intended to help PCTs and local authorities fulfill their statutory obligations under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legislation.