Policy paper

Mental health aftercare in England and Wales

Arrangements for resolving disputes about mental health aftercare services involving local authorities in England and Wales.

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

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Details

From 1 April 2015 the local authority responsible for mental health aftercare services, under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (the Act), will normally be the one where the person was ordinarily resident immediately before they were detained under the Act.

This document has details about arrangements for referring disputes over ordinary residence in cases where one or more authority in dispute is in England and one or more is in Wales.

These arrangements only apply where services are provided under section 117 of the Act.

Published 25 March 2015