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New issues covered by the revised Directions include:
a duty upon the Trusts to co-operate with each other in developing security arrangements.
searching of patients involving the removal of clothing
specified employment opportunities
provision of training
This document contains:
general information (paragraphs 3 to 5.) about the High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Safety and Security at Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton Hospitals) Directions 2011
specific guidance about the implementation of certain of the requirements contained in the Directions (paragraph 6).
general guidance on the manner in which policies (including procedures and protocols) should be produced, and promulgated to staff, within the high security hospitals (paragraphs 7. to 12)