Place of Safety

Description

A Place of Safety  is a LOCATION.

A Place of Safety  maybe:

  • a residential ACCOMMODATION provided by a local social services authority under Part III of the National Assistance Act 1948

  • a hospital as defined by the Mental Health Act 1983 as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007

  • a police station

  • an independent hospital or Care Home for mentally disordered PERSONS  or

  • any other suitable place.

The legislation.gov.uk website at: Restrictions on places that may be used as places of safety  provides the following restrictions on places that may be used as places of safety:

A house, flat or room where a PERSON is living may not be regarded as a suitable Place of Safety unless:

  • if the PERSON believed to be suffering from a mental disorder is the sole occupier of the place, that PERSON agrees to the use of the place as a Place of Safety

  • if the PERSON believed to be suffering from a mental disorder is an occupier of the place but not the sole occupier, both that PERSON and one of the other occupiers agree to the use of the place as a Place of Safety

  • if the PERSON believed to be suffering from a mental disorder is not an occupier of the place, both that PERSON and the occupier (or, if more than one, one of the occupiers) agree to the use of the place as a Place of Safety.

A place other than the one mentioned above may not be regarded as a suitable place, unless a PERSON who appears to the constable exercising powers under this section to be responsible for the management of the place agrees to its use as a Place of Safety.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Places of Safety