Mental Health

ICV Resources Video

September 13, 2021

This video is an introduction to mental health in police custody. It examines section 136 of the Mental Health Act, the NHS liaison and diversion service and equips ICVs to report on key mental health issues. There is also a further reading document to accompany this bitesize which you can view by clicking the hyperlink or you can find it in the Supporting Resources section of the ICV Resources page.

Additionally, November 2021 saw the release of a joint thematic inspection of the criminal justice journey for individuals with mental health needs and disorders. The lengthy report, which has been contributed to by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons, and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Police, Fire and Rescue Services can be found here. The report covers all aspects of the criminal justice system, including policing, courts, prisons and probation.