Welcome to the UK’s first national pledge calling on senior leaders in NHS mental health trusts, public bodies and commissioning to declare their commitment to reduce inequalities in mental health care systems.
Mental Health & Others
Deputy State Coroner Derek Lee has found that no one was to blame for the death of David Dungay Jnr, who died in 2015, and recommended no charges or sanctions against the prison officers involved in his death.
4WardEver UK and the United Families & Friends Campaign are calling on affected families to support new research to be conducted by Dr Nadine El-Enany, examining what drives campaigns and what families understand justice to mean.
The family of a church caretaker who died after being restrained in police custody say they feel “failed beyond belief” by a decision to dismiss misconduct charges against four officers.
This event will be looking at some of the elements that led to the Mental Health Use of Force Act (Seni’s Law) being passed through parliament last year and how various agencies have responded to this significant development.
During 2017, 4WardEver UK and the United Families & Friends Campaign had put their support behind new research conducted by Dr David Baker of Coventry University, examining custody deaths from the viewpoint of the affected families.
A report by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman notes: “We are concerned that healthcare staff at Chelmsford did not fully understand the correct process for transferring prisoners under the Mental Health Act.
Five police officers have been cleared of misconduct by a disciplinary panel investigating their involvement in the death of Sean Rigg, who suffered from schizophrenia. Sean died after being restrained by Metropolitan Police officers.