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Procedure for the transfer of children and young people in custody to and from hospital

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The procedure for the transfer from custody of children and young people to and from hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 in England aims…

The procedure for the transfer from custody of children and young people to and from hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 in England aims to help colleagues to work together more effectively in order to ensure timely transfer of mentally disordered young people and avoid unacceptable delays.

With the recent expansion in the number of secure psychiatric beds for children and young people nationally, good practice indicates that transfers should be completed within seven days.