Human Rights and the Policing and Crime Act 2017

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Duration: 1 Day (6 hours CPD)

Approved Mental Health Professionals and Police Officers are very often at the forefront of a decision to remove people who are suspected of being mentally unwell to places of safety. These decisions are often made quickly and in a highly pressured environment. The legislation surrounding such decisions is complex, yet failure to properly understand and apply it can result in members of the public being wrongfully detained, in contravention of their basic Human Rights.


This one-day course enables the AMHP to take a step back and review their practices through a combination of practical exercises and a careful examination of the legislative framework.


  • Understand the steps to be taken to avail themselves of the legal protection afforded by Section 139 Mental Health Act 1983.
  • Define what does (and what does not) comprise a “Place of Safety”.
  • Properly apply the principles of necessity and proportionality when deciding whether to remove a member of the public to a place of safety.
  • Effectively calculate the various new time limits introduced by the Policing and Crime Act 2017.
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