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Scottish Government: Independent Review into the Delivery of Forensic Mental Health Services: Call for Evidence

18 November 2019

This public call for evidence is being made to help inform the Independent Review into the Delivery of Forensic Mental Health Services. The Review has been asked to look at the delivery of forensic mental health services across hospital, criminal justice and community settings in Scotland.

Forensic mental health services specialise in the assessment, treatment and risk management of people with a mental disorder who are currently undergoing, or have previously undergone, legal or court proceedings. 

The Review will make recommendations for changes and improvements. It will publish and present a report to Scottish Ministers by June 2020.

This is an excellent opportunity for members to feed into this review and put across their views regarding the delivery of Forensic Mental Health Services based in Scotland and should be of particular interest to members of the Division of Forensic Psychology.

Getting Involved

Send your comments to [email protected] using the response form.

The deadline for responses is the end of play on Monday the 09th of December.

Please note:

  • The society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties / Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on clinical opinion


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