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Independent commission publish mental health and policing report

The Independent Commission on Mental Health and Policing have today published their report on how the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) interacts with people with mental health problems. Led by Lord Victor Adebowale, the commission was set up at the behest of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner in September 2012 to review the work of the MPS with regard to people who have died or been seriously injured following police contact or in police custody.  The IAP met with the commission to discuss some of the Panel's findings in this area in relation to the use of physical restraint and Section 136 of the Mental Health Act. The report contains 28 recommendations, which fall under three areas for action:

  1. Leadership
  2. On the frontline
  3. Working together: interagency working
The report, and executive summary can be downloaded here.

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