The approved mental health professional's guide to mental health law


    • Brown, Robert


The approved mental health professional's guide to mental health law

Robert Brown

(Post qualifying social work practice)

Sage/Learning Matters, 2016

4th ed

  • : pbk
  • : hbk

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Includes bibliographical references and index

Size of hbk.: 26 cm



Written specifically for Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs), this book brings together key elements of the legislation, Code of Practice, Memorandum, Government Circulars and relevant case law and policy. It also discusses the role of an AMHP in the revised Mental Health Act, as well as the Key Competencies. This fully-revised fourth edition analyses updated legislation, case law and policy, while recent changes and cases covered include: - The revised English Code of Practice to the Mental Health Act - The revised Reference Guide to the Mental Health Act - A number of cases concerning the nearest relative - Clarification on personal accountability of the AMHP - Revisions to the tribunal report requirements in England - The impact of the Cheshire West case decisions in the Supreme Court An essential guide for practising AMHPs or those currently in training, this book contains extensive appendices which cover Mental Health Act Assessments, Practice Directions (first tier tribunal) and the AMHP Regulations for both England and Wales. It also includes checklists, case studies and exercises to aid practice and learning.


Introduction and definitions of mental disorderCivil admissions, guardianship and community treatment ordersRelatives and carersThe role of the Approved Mental Health ProfessionalPatients concerned in criminal proceedingsConsent to treatment and mental capacityMental Health Tribunals and Hospital Managers' ReviewsThe Care Quality Commission for England and the Healthcare Inspectorate WalesOther relevant legislationThe Human Rights Act 1998The Deprivation of Liberty SafeguardsAppendix 1: Checklists for applications and formsAppendix 2: The Human Rights Act 1998Appendix 3: The Mental Health Act 1983: sections relevant to AMHPsAppendix 4A: The AMHP Regulations for EnglandAppendix 4B: The AMHP Regulations for WalesAppendix 5: Forms used in England and WalesAppendix 6: Tasks for an AMHP involved in MHA assessments (answersAppendix 7: Practice Direction (First-tier Tribunal) (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) Statements and Reports in Mental Health CasesAppendix 8: The Mental Health (Conflicts of Interest) (England) Regulations 2008 Statutory Instrument No. 1205/2008 (England)Appendix 9: Multiple choice answersAppendix 10: Schedule 2 of Domestic Crimes and Violence Act 2004

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