Department of Health, November 2016
This framework sets out progression and developments for forensic mental health social workers. It builds on the capabilities set out in the framework for social workers and it outlines pathways for post-qualifying progression and development for social workers practising within forensic mental health settings.
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NICE, October 2016
This draft guidance seeks to improve the assessment, treatment and prevention of mental health problems in adults. When the guideline is finalised, it will apply to anyone who comes into contact with the English criminal justice system, including time spent serving a community or prison sentence, and any probationary periods. It highlights the need for all staff working within the criminal justice system to receive training to recognise and respond to mental health problems.
Comments and feedback are currently being sought on this draft guidance until 18 November 2016.
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Revolving Doors, December 2015
This review by Revolving Doors finds that people facing complex needs and disadvantaged lives will see many common steps across their recovery journeys.
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Digital Health Intelligence, 2 June 2015
Oxehealth has completed a six-month proof of concept study using camera-based health monitoring software at a high security mental health hospital….
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Volume 26, issue 3 of The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology has been published. Please click here to view the table of contents and access the articles.
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Department of Health, 30 December 2014
This guidance seeks to provide support to service commissioning and provider agencies so that appropriate mental health service provision and inter-agency partnerships enable Mental Health Treatment Requirements (MHTR) delivery locally.
The guidance reflects the changes to responsibility for probation services in England and Wales from 2014 resulting from the Government’s Transforming Rehabilitation reforms and the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014. Information on who to contact for further information is also included.
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Mental Health Today, 16 September 2014
People in secure mental health services should be offered support that helps them in their personal recovery journeys, according to a briefing paper published by Centre for Mental Health and the Mental Health Network of the NHS Confederation.
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