Monthly Archives: March 2012

Forensic Psychology

What Is Forensic Psychology?   Typically, forensic psychology is defined as the intersection of psychology and the law, but forensic psychologists can perform many roles so this definition can vary. In many cases, people working within forensic psychology are not … Continue reading

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Forensic Psychiatry

What is forensic psychiatry ?   Forensic psychiatry is a speciality concerned with helping people who have mental disorder and who present a significant risk to the public. It covers areas such as, the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders; investigation of the complex relationships … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission Report

  Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2010/11 8,982 applications to deprive a person of their liberty were processed, of which 50 per cent were authorised. Many services have developed good practice on the use of the safeguards, especially in involving people … Continue reading

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UN Social Work Day

World Social Work Day – Tuesday 20 March 2012 UN Social Work Day – Monday 26 March 2012 World Social Work Day celebrated on the 20 March 2012 is the annual opportunity for all social work organisations to promote the … Continue reading

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London’s Bethlem Royal Hospital

Credits:Wellcome Library, London London’s Bethlem Royal Hospital, long called Bedlam, is one of the oldest mental institutions in the world. It was founded by Christians in 1247 to shelter and care for homeless people, but gradually began to focus on those considered … Continue reading

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Part Three of Mental Health Act 83

Most people who have a mental illness receive treatment in the community, either from their GP or, if they need more specialist care, through their Mental Health Trust. There are also a small number of patients who require treatment in … Continue reading

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The Local Authority Social Services Act 1970

At the end of March 2012 the Leicestershire Mental Health Social Workers will return to being managed by Local Authority managers rather than by the Leicestershire Partnership NHS  managers. Integration within the Mental Health Teams continues and Social Workers will … Continue reading

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