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Mental Health (9930/18)


Do you have any specially trained officers in Mental Health i.e. officers that specialise in mental health or have completed additional mental health training to the standard police training? If yes, how many?

Do you have a Mental Health Street Triage scheme in operation?

If you have previously had a Mental Health Street Triage scheme or similar in operation, when did this go live and when did it cease to operate? What was the reason this ceased to operate?

If no Street Triage scheme ever, do you have any other form of police/mental health partnership scheme in operation? If yes, please can you provide details of what this is?

Additional requests where a Street Triage scheme is in operation

When did your Street Triage scheme start operating?

What region/regions does your scheme(s) operate in and who is the partnering NHS Trust (s)? (number of schemes per force)

What model does your street triage scheme take? (Response vehicle / Direct phone line / Control room mental health worker / Crisis hub / a mix)

Has your Street Triage scheme changed from one of the above models to another, since it began operating? If yes, why?

What are the hours of operation?

What is the total staff force on Street Triage, including MH staff where known?

Do you have officers permanently assigned to the Street Triage scheme? If yes, how many?

Who funds your Street Triage? How much does Street Triage cost the force per year?

Has your Street Triage scheme ever been formally evaluated? If yes, when?

How many people were seen by the Street Triage scheme 2016/17?



Please find attached our response.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.