Monthly Archives: October 2012

Assertive Outreach

Assertive Outreach Teams (AOT’s) are part of community mental health services but are separate from the traditional Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT’s).  They are specialist teams set up to work with adults with severe mental illness or personality disorder, who … Continue reading

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Existing Powers of Entry

Existing powers of entry   Section 135 of the Mental Health Act enables a police officer, accompanied by an approved mental health professional and a doctor, to remove a person from their home to a place of safety for 72 hours, with … Continue reading

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Lasting Power of Attorney

Under the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005, people can appoint others to take decisions on their behalf about their care, should they lose the capacity to do so, by registering a Lasting Power of Attorney for health and welfare.     … Continue reading

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Scott Clinic St Helens

Scott Clinic Rainhill Road, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 5BD (0151) 430 6300 Scott Clinic is a medium secure psychiatric unit located on the outskirts of Rainhill, Merseyside. The unit was named after the late Dr. Peter Scott. Scott Clinic is part of the SaFE (Safe and Forensic Environments) … Continue reading

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Detentions Section 136 2011-12

Section 136 orders rise for fifth year running (ed Community Care)     Detentions by police officers under section 136 of the Mental Health Act rose for the fifth consecutive year. There were 14,902 people detained under section 136 orders … Continue reading

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Detentions 2011-12

The number of people detained under the Mental Health Act by social workers and other professionals has hit its highest level, official figures show.   Data from the health and social care information centre reveals that 48,600 people in England were detained … Continue reading

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Social Workers Independence?

  There is an argument that the independence of Social Workers is under threat. You don’t have to look far to see it either. Take a brief glimpse at your local Secure Hospital (if there is one in your Authority. … Continue reading

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