Using police cells to detain people with mental illness to be banned under new reforms – The Independent

Posted June 17th, 2019 in detention, mental health, news, police by tracey

‘Police cells will no longer be used to detain people experiencing mental illness, Theresa May has announced as part of a package of measures that she says will “overhaul” the government’s approach to mental health. Weeks before she is due to leave office, the prime minister has unveiled a commitment to overhaul the controversial Mental Health Act in order to make it “fit for modern society”.’

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The Independent, 17th June 2019