Crisis Care Concordat

Mental Health Cop

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We’ve felt the temperature rising for some time. Mental health and crisis care have been creeping up the agenda and policing has often found itself front and centre, connected in various ways. Whilst we’ve seen a few areas of the country making different kinds of progress on issues that have dogged the police for years, there is a general acknowledgement that change is too slow and improvements too patchy. So some areas have more or less sorted Place of Safety provision; we’ve seen the emergence of initiatives like Street Triage which seem to have appeal for many in the areas where they operate; some of us have known for years that a few areas have always had good liaison and diversion provision that adds real value.

So what’s the point of a Crisis Care Concordat, given that we could argue we’ve heard it all before? Well, before we go…

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