Monthly Archives: August 2017

Significant changes to sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Sections 81-84 of the Police and Crime Act will significantly amend Sec.135 and Sec.136 MHA,  relating to police powers concerning people with mental disorders. S135(1) provides for a magistrate to issue a warrant allowing a police officer to enter premises … Continue reading

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Mental Health Act 1983 – Section 5 Holding Power

Section 5 of the Mental Health Act 1983 is designed to be used as an emergency holding order to give professionals time to complete a more thorough assessment and to decide whether detention under Section 2 or 3 is necessary. … Continue reading

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Measuring Social Networks and Support

Most instruments used in social science rely on self reporting of feelings,attitudes and behaviour by people in an interview situations or in response to a self administered questionnaire. Others include observation of behaviour and the use of records. Webb (et … Continue reading

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WHY?

Why is it that the so called “lay member” of a Tribunal Panel is called such when they are far from being a typical representative of an ordinary member of the public? Some have a better knowledge than the two … Continue reading

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