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: