Monthly Archives: June 2012

Young People – remands to custody

When bail for juveniles is refused the rules vary by age – 17 year olds may be remanded in a remand centre or prison: those under 17 are remanded in Local Authority accommodation. The Court may add conditions. For very … Continue reading

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Tooting Bec Asylum

Despite the association of the term Asylum with the the worst aspects of detention and cruelty,the reality was often very very different. The original definition of the term was- A place of safety, and they did often provide this. Once … Continue reading

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LPT Staff and Public Website

New staff and public website to launch soon An amended version of eSource will soon be available as part of the new Leicestershire Partnership Trust website which is due to launch on Monday 2 July. The new website will replace all public … Continue reading

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Hospital Managers Panels – decisions

 The panel needs to consider very carefully the implications for the patients’ subsequent care. Before the hearing the RC and the care team should have considered what services and arrangements might be put in place if the patient were to … Continue reading

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Reports to Hospital Managers Panels

THE REPORTS:   Written reports should be made available from the Service User’s RC and any other key individuals directly involved in the patient’s care, for example the care coordinator, named nurse, social worker etc.   The Service User (and … Continue reading

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Section 117

Section 117  Mental Health Act  (1983)   If your Social Worker says you are entitled to Section 117 aftercare this is what it means. The Act imposes a duty on the Health Authority and the Social Services  Department, to provide, … Continue reading

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Chairing Managers Panels

The managers’ panel will appoint a Chair. The Chair will conduct the meeting with the support of the remaining two panel members.   The role of the Chair is a pivotal one in the conduct of the hearing and Members … Continue reading

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