Guidance

High security psychiatric services directions regarding Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton hospitals

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

Guidance on High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Safety and Security at Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton Hospitals) Directions 2011.

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Guidance on the High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Safety and Security at Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton Hospitals) Directions 2011

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Detail

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)