The Trust is required to deliver services to the people it serves within the legal framework of the Mental Health Act and in accordance to the Mental Health Act Code of Practice (2015) and guidance.

The Policy will uphold the Guiding Principles as described in Chapter 1 of the Code of Practice (2015).

There is an expectation that registered practitioners will maintain and be able to transfer competency across services, in this core area of their practice. In addition practitioners will be able to apply the Guiding Principles of the Act whilst they execute their duties.

The Trust will provide services that meet the quality and safety outcomes required by the Care Quality Commission and in particular outcomes 2, 4, 7, 18, and 19.

The Policy will meet the requirements of the Human Rights Act (1998) and the Equalities Act (2010).


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Jane Mitchell, Professional Head of Safeguarding
Kit Akass, Working Age Adults Consultant Psychiatrist
Ratified by: Trust Executive Committee
Date Ratified: August 2022
Date Issued: July 2024
Review Date: November 2024
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Jane Mitchell; Kit Akass


See also:

  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Health and Social Care Act
  • The Mental Health Act 1983
  • MHA Code of Practice 2015
  • MCA Policy
  • DoLS Policy


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