More mental health teams to be based at police stations and courts

 

Another thirteen trial schemes are to launch in April 2015 to place mental health professionals in police stations and courts.  These schemes aim to ensure people who come into the criminal justice system with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and other vulnerabilities are recognised and are promptly referred into health and other services to get the treatment or support they need. These new schemes, called Liaison and Diversion (L&D) will join the existing ten areas that have been taking part in a two year trial that began in April 2014, to join up police and courts with mental health services. This will mean half of the English population will be covered by such schemes from April 2015. The model will be independently evaluated to inform a business case for services to cover all of the English population by 2017/18. Please, for more details visit:

http://www.england.nhs.uk/2014/12/02/liaison-and-diversion/

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