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11/09/2017 Advance statements (.pdf, 317KB)

Our guide to making and witnessing advance statements. This document was reviewed and updated in June 2017 to reflect key changes to the Mental Health Act implemented on 30 June 2017.

Publication, Professionals, Consent to treatment, Detention, Good practice guidance, Mental Health Act (MHA), Advance statements
02/07/2015 Suspension of Detention visits (.pdf, 5KB)

Our monitoring report on the use of suspension of detention (May - Dec 2014)

Publication, Detention, Themed visit report, Hospital
18/04/2014 Use of Seclusion (.pdf, 3KB)

The Commission's good practice guidance on the use of seclusion. (Hard copies available)

Publication, Detention, Good practice guidance, Freedom, restriction and restraint
13/03/2014 Death in detention monitoring (.pdf, 2KB)

We were asked how many people died while subject to compulsory treatment. Here is our answer and our analysis of the causes of death.

Publication, Detention, Themed visit report, Mental Health Act (MHA)
07/08/2013 Placeholder image

We were contacted by a solicitor who was helping a man who wanted to appeal against a short-term detention certificate. The patient had not seen the certificate. Without knowing the grounds for his detention, how could he mount an appeal?

Mental Health Act (MHA), Detention, Commission Advice