Detention - Right to Dignity, Respect and Privacy

Detention - Right to Dignity, Respect and Privacy

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Course Overview

According to the Mental Health Alliance’s report ‘A Mental Health Act Fit for Tomorrow’ published in June 2017, 49% of those surveyed disagreed that people are treated with dignity under the Mental Health Act and 50% would not be confident that their human rights would be protected, should they be detained under the Mental Health Act.

During this bite-size session, consideration will be given to a patient’s right to privacy and dignity whilst detained under the Mental Health Act, with reference to personal and property searches and blanket policies.

The session will examine:

  • Right to privacy (Article 8)
  • Code of Practice
  • Policies which should be in place
  • Conducting personal and other searches
  • Consent to searches
  • Blanket policies and restrictions
  • Blanket Locked Door Policy

Aimed at those wishing to specialise in mental health law and tribunal work, this course will also offer an invaluable insight to those currently in practice regarding the importance of understanding the needs of more vulnerable clients.


What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • • Feel confident when advising clients regarding detention under the Mental Health Act
  • • Be able to ensure that your client receives the dignity, respect and privacy that they are entitled to under the Mental Health Act

What is the target audience?

  • Mental health practitioners

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About Instructor - Steph Barber

Steph Barber completed her legal training in the North West before setting up her own specialist commercial and medical negligence law firm. She sold her firm in 2000 and joined a progressive London charity as their in house counsel. Steph joined Law Hound to head up their commercial law department and has developed Law Hound's online legal services.

Steph enjoys travel and eating out in her spare time. Steph has lectured extensively on CPD courses, to the Court Service, Legal Services Commission and private practices on procedure and practice.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar
    00:20:17

Documentation

  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page

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