Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system: draft guidance

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This draft guidance seeks to improve the assessment, treatment and prevention of mental health problems in adults.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Comments and feedback are currently being sought on this draft guidance until 18 November 2016.

Click here to view the draft guidance.

Click here to respond to the consultation.


The Bradley Commission: Personality disorder & complex needs – Briefing 3

Centre for Mental Health, October 2015

This briefing paper is the third paper published by the Centre for Mental Health reviewing progress in the implementation of the 2009 Bradley Report. It explores what support people with personality disorders get in the criminal justice system and looks at examples of good and promising practice across the country.

Click here to download the paper.

Fact sheets for frontline staff working in the criminal justice system who come into contact with people with learning disabilities

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, May 2015

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities have created a range of fact sheets and information resources to help frontline services staff assist people with Learning Disabilities who have come into contact with the criminal justice system.

Click here for further information.