Review of Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act
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Review of Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act

Section 135 of the Act gives police officers powers to enter private premises – with a warrant – to remove a person suspected of being in urgent need of a mental health assessment. Section 136 gives them powers to remove someone from a public place to a ‘place of safety’. Continue reading

Bereaved families wait up to seven years for inquests
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Bereaved families wait up to seven years for inquests

source: The Independent  published: 13 April 2014 Grieving families are having to wait up to seven years to find out what caused the death of loved ones, as evidence mounts of growing backlogs of inquests, with which coroners are struggling to cope. Coroners’ courts investigate the medical cause of death, particularly if it appears to … Continue reading