The Mental Health Act code of practice is being reviewed for the first time in six years in light of concerns that the 2008 code was too often “inconsistently applied, misunderstood or ignored”. A draft revised code is out to consultation until September 12. In this podcast, Dr Nicky Guy, the Department of Health (DH) official leading the review, explains how changes in the code will impact social work practice and key areas that the DH needs social work feedback on.
How to respond to the consultation and other key reading
- Mental Health Act code of practice consultation page (includes all documentation and online response form)
- Social work blogger The Masked AMHP – the new draft code of practice: a brief overview
- Blogger Mental Health Cop gives his take on the draft code – part one and part two
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