FAQs


Challenging Behaviour

The Mental Health Act 1983 (amended in 2007) is the law in England and Wales that allows people with a ‘mental disorder’ to be admitted to hospital, detained and treated without their consent – either for their own health and safety, or for the protection of other people.

The help available will vary dependent on where you live and the age of the child/young person.

Useful resources on what help you can get is available from a variety of sources:

Legislation

The Duty of Candour is a legal duty on hospital, community and mental health trusts to inform and apologise to patients if there have been mistakes in their care that have led to significant harm

For more details see this from NHS Litigation Agency 

Category: Legislation

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 includes the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) – a set of checks that aims to make sure that any care that restricts a person’s liberty is both appropriate and in their best interests.

See What is Sectioning? for more information on Mental Health Act

Category: Legislation

The Mental Health Act 1983 (amended in 2007) is the law in England and Wales that allows people with a ‘mental disorder’ to be admitted to hospital, detained and treated without their consent – either for their own health and safety, or for the protection of other people.

Support

NHS continuing healthcare, also known as NHS continuing care or “fully funded NHS care”, is free care for outside of hospital that is arranged and funded by the NHS.

This means that you will receive care and support to meet your assessed needs at no cost to you.

NHS Continuing Health Care

Dept of Health – Public Information Leaflet

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Transition to Adult services can be a real minefield.  There are several guides available to help you navigate the system.

Category: Support

Community Treatment Order (CTO) is a legal order made by the Mental Health Review Tribunal or by a Magistrate.

It sets out the terms under which a person must accept medication and therapy, counselling, management, rehabilitation and other services while living in the community.

Rethink – Community Treatment Orders

Mind – Community Treatment Orders

NHS – Community Treatment Orders – Easy Read Version

CQC – Your rights in relation to consent of medication and electro-convulsive therapy (ECT).

Category: Support

The Mental Health Act 1983 (amended in 2007) is the law in England and Wales that allows people with a ‘mental disorder’ to be admitted to hospital, detained and treated without their consent – either for their own health and safety, or for the protection of other people.

NHS England – Care and Treatment Review

Blue Light Care and Treatment Review

Category: Support

Going into hospital because of mental health difficulties or challenging behaviours

Category: Support