Police use of restraint in mental health and learning disability settings
Policy briefing on new guidance on police use of physical restraint in mental health and learning disability settings in England and Wales
In January, new guidance was drawn up for police and healthcare professionals, outlining for the first time how and when police officers should be involved in physically restraining people in healthcare settings in England and Wales.
The memorandum of understanding, aimed at healthcare staff and police officers, clarifies when police should respond to incidents in mental health and learning disability settings, and the extent of their role should they be called to a violent incident.
The 28-page document was produced by the Mental Health and Restraint Expert Reference Group, chaired independently by Lord Carlisle and co-ordinated by the College of...
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