This session looks at police
powers when dealing with patients who are liable to be detained or are subject
to guardianship and who are absent without authority (AWOL).
Delivered by Steph Barber, a
former mental health practitioner and lecturer at Law Hound, this session will
provide viewers with an overview of the relevant changes made by the Policing
and Crime Act 2017 or the PCA and will consider the following:
- Who AWOL patients
- Dealing with AWOL
patients – s18 Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA)
- The changes made
to s135 and 136 MHA
- The power to
- AWOL patients –
- Searching a
What are the requirements?
- Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
- This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).
- On completion of this course viewers will have a greater understanding of police powers in respect of searching and removing patients and will feel more confident in their ability to advise such clients accordingly
What is the target audience?
- Mental health practitioners