Mental health aftercare in England and Wales

August 2017

Mental Health

Country of origin: UK

From 1 April 2015 the local authority responsible for mental health aftercare services, under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (the Act), is now normally the one where the person was ordinarily resident immediately before they were detained under the Act.

A recent document provides details about arrangements for referring disputes over ordinary residence in cases where one or more authority in dispute is in England and one or more is in Wales.

These arrangements only apply where services are provided under section 117 of the Act.

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