Helping the police to support people with vulnerabilities

The Home Office, 23 October 2014

Launched at the policing and mental health summit of October 2014, this booklet helps the police to identify those who may have mental health problems, learning disabilities or other vulnerabilities and suggests the most appropriate response.

Click here to download the guidance.

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‘Too many’ mentally ill end up in cells not hospital

BBC News, 22 October 2014

Too many people in the middle of a mental health crisis end up locked in police cells after being turned away from hospitals, says a report.

People are being turned away because of full wards, staff shortages or because they are too young or too drunk, said the Care Quality Commission (CQC)…

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Police chief calls for records access

E-Health Insider, 11 August 2014

Police should be given greater access to medical records without patient consent, a senior police chief has argued in an interview in which he also called for a register of vulnerable people to be set up to facilitate this…

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