Policing and Mental Health, plus Section 136 MHA

Policing and Mental Health, plus Section 136 MHA

  • The development and day-to-day functions of places of safety remain a highly contentious area, within mental health services.
  • The police are frequently the first point of contact, for service-users who present in crises.
  • The evolutionary development of places of safety and the role of the AMHP was piece of research undertaken by Miles France, in 2010.
  • It covered: evolutionary developments from 1714 to 2007; references to seminal research and national policy documents; interviews with AMHPs, a Psychiatrist, a Police Officer and a Senior Nurse within Norfolk, about local issues/concerns and the triangulation of the results, in order to produce recommendations about changes to service delivery.
  • Relevant national documents and policy guidance – including developments post 2010 – can also be found on this site.
  • For copyright reasons, access has had to be restricted to a range of research papers and articles, within this field.