Yeah Keith…just remind me again…who shut 80% of the mental health provision in our country? (point 1)
Now there are plans for officers (god knows where they will be found from) to accompany the few mental health professionals left out there in the world, in order to provide ‘triage’ to potential patients.
Where they go after that appears to be a mystery…(see point 1).
Well, they won’t be going to police stations if MPs have their way and I don’t want them there either…unless they’ve committed crimes.
…and that’s the rub, because orders can’t be made for treatment without arrest and court process…
Not counting the orders that the mental health teams apply for independently but there aren’t many of them – because …we don’t have that many..(see point 1).
Anyway… I’m off to work now.. those cherry picked crimes won’t get cherry picked by themselves!