The impact of the right care right person strategy for dealing with mental health call outs.

Currently waiting for a response from Cambridgeshire Constabulary, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Cambridgeshire Constabulary,

I wish to submit an FOI request with regards to the implemention of the Right Care Right Person initiative in Cambridge.

1. Following the national agreement in July 2023 to rollout the new approach to mental incidents how was this done within Cambridgeshire.
- How many meetings were organised between the constabulary & the local mental health services to agree how this policy was to be implemented.
- What bodies attended & who represented them at each of these meetings.
- What local agreement & advise was issued to the local mental health teams & to the 999 call out & response teams.
- what consideration was given to the police responsibility under the mental health act section 136 to ensure that where someone was a danger to themselves or others they could be taken to a place of safety.
2. Following the implementation of the new policy how many calls to 999 have requested support in a mental incident, & how many have been refused.
- As a result of the implementation of the new policy what has been the impact on the numbers of people sectioned under 136 for the year prior to July 2023 & post that date.
3. How many serious incidents have occurred as a result of the new policy involving harm either to the person with mental health issue or others.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Lythgoe

FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2024/03633

Dear Paul Lythgoe,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 17th May.
Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore reply at the latest by 17th
June.

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Yours sincerely,
Joanne Atkins