Are you interested in an E-learning module, People in criminal proceedings : statutory mental health secure care and treatment.

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Affording a stepped approach and refresher for your two-year point of post qualification as a Mental Health Officer. This builds and expands upon the collaborative work previously completed by a range of colleagues as part of the Scottish Government's Working with Mentally Disordered Offenders.


  • Improved Knowledge Management of existing resources
  • Continuity of training during pandemic
  • Reduction of duplication through maximizing collaboration across disciplines
  • Accessible and Locally Customisable

All relevant Practitioners have the opportunity to revisit the Scottish Court System and Restricted Patients Team shared risk assessment approach to managing offenders experiencing mental disorder.

Areas covered

  • Levels of secure care
  • disposal options
  • completing reports including the Social Circumstances Report & MHO
  • Report for Court
  • Victim’s Rights
  • Representation
  • Carers and their Roles

If you feel you could gain or benefit from time spent utilising this resource, please consider contributing to its longevity through assisting with feedback on improvements and developments in practice by volunteering for the Review Group. Time spent on either can be used for CPD and Registration Requirements

Core Contributors

  • Robert Gordon University
  • The Forensic Network
  • Social Work Scotland
  • Scottish Government Mental Health Directorate
  • Scottish Government Directorate for Legal Services
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • The Highland Council
  • The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Police Scotland
  • Community Justice Scotland
  • Parole Board for Scotland
  • Scottish Association of Social Work
  • Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance
  • The State Hospital
  • NHS Grampian
  • NHS Highland
  • NHS Tayside
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • NHS Lothian