Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Adults in contact with the police because of a suspected offence have any features of mental health problems responded to in a way that reduces the risk of anxiety, self-harm or aggression.

Statement 2 Adults in contact with the police because of a suspected offence who have suspected mental health problems are referred for a comprehensive mental health assessment.

Statement 3 Adults with mental health problems who are in contact with the criminal justice system have a care plan that is shared with relevant services.

Statement 4 Adults who have a mental health risk management plan and are transferring within the criminal justice system have their plan reviewed by the receiving service.

NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on service user experience in adult mental health services (see the NICE Pathway on service user experience in adult mental health services), which should be considered alongside these quality statements.

Other quality standards that should be considered when commissioning or providing mental health services to people in contact with the criminal justice system include:

A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.