Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and Mental Health

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Cleveland Police fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Cleveland Police,

1) Do the Cleveland Police have any type of guidance/policy/procedure/protocol/pathway etc regarding “Acceptable Behaviour Contracts” (ABCs)? (including, but not limited to, an ABC template, when why and how ABCs can be used, indications for suggesting an ABC, organisations the Cleveland Police work in partnership with to enforce ABCs etc.)

If so, please provide any and all such documents.

2) Do the Cleveland Police record how many people in its constabulary are subject to an Acceptable Behaviour Contract for mental health related behaviour? (e.g., public suicide attempts)

If so, please provide figures in whatever format seems most appropriate.

3) Do the Cleveland Police record how many people in its constabulary are subject to the powers of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 for mental health related behaviour? (e.g., public suicide attempts)

If so, please provide figures in whatever format seems most appropriate.

4) Do the Cleveland Police have any type of guidance/policy/procedure/protocol/pathway etc regarding charging people with public order offences for mental health related behaviour? (e.g., If a police officer detains an individual under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act because they were threatening to jump from a motorway bridge, and then decides to arrest them for causing a public nuisance, how is that decision made? Do officers need to first speak with mental health services, or can they make that decision based on their own judgement? etc)

If such guidance/policy/procedure/protocol/pathway exists, please provide it.

Yours faithfully,

L Langley

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Dear Mr Langley,

Enquiry Ref: 12844/2021

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information dated 15th April 2021 and received by this office on that date.

As set out by the Freedom of Information Act it will be our aim to respond to your request within 20 working days that is by 14th May 2021. In some cases, however, we may be unable to achieve this deadline and would hope to contact you should this be the case.

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Ms E McGuigan
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Directorate of Standards and Ethics
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