Policy paper

Mental Health Act 2007: response to Health Select Committee

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

The Department of Health’s response to recommendations for improving the legislative framework put in place by the 2007 Act.


The Department of Health responds to the 11 Health Select Committee recommendations following the Mental Health Act 2007. The response covers:

  • independent mental health advocate services
  • supervised community treatment and places of safety
  • deprivation of liberty safeguards

The department’s response will be of particular interest to mental health and learning disability professionals and to those with a personal or family involvement with mental health services.