Consultation outcome: The law about use of force in mental health units (easy read)

Department Of Health

December 7
10:00 2021

The easy read government response to this consultation will be published shortly.

In the meantime, you can read the non-easy read response or the final guidance.

Original consultation


The government has written guidance to help people understand the law about using force in mental health units. We want to know what you think about the guidance.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

Applies to: England (and police forces in Wales)

Using force means to stop somebody from doing something.

A mental health unit is where people stay for treatment for their mental health condition.

Click on the respond online button below to read about the guidance and tell us what you think.

You can also read about the guidance in the documents below or in the non-easy read version.


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