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Guidance: Mental Health Act: referrals to First-tier Tribunal

first_imgSection 67 of the Mental Health Act 1983 gives the Secretary of State for Health the power to refer the case of non-restricted patients to the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health).The tribunal’s main purpose is to review the case of patients detained or subject to supervised community treatment under the Act. Anyone, including hospital managers, local social services authorities, nearest relatives and patients themselves, may ask the Secretary of State to consider making a reference to the First-tier Tribunal.These documents include: a briefing on when the Secretary of State can make a referral and how to make a request for a referral a list of circumstances in which applications can be made to the tribunal and an explanation of who can make themlast_img read more

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School ditches rules and loses bullies

first_imgStuff.co.nz 26 January 2014Ripping up the playground rulebook is having incredible effects on children at an Auckland school.Chaos may reign at Swanson Primary School with children climbing trees, riding skateboards and playing bullrush during playtime, but surprisingly the students don’t cause bedlam, the principal says.The school is actually seeing a drop in bullying, serious injuries and vandalism, while concentration levels in class are increasing.Principal Bruce McLachlan rid the school of playtime rules as part of a successful university experiment.“We want kids to be safe and to look after them, but we end up wrapping them in cotton wool when in fact they should be able to fall over.”Letting children test themselves on a scooter during playtime could make them more aware of the dangers when getting behind the wheel of a car in high school, he said.“When you look at our playground it looks chaotic. From an adult’s perspective, it looks like kids might get hurt, but they don’t.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/9650581/School-ditches-rules-and-loses-bullieslast_img read more

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