Martyn Underhill PCC, APCC Portfolio Lead for Mental Health said:
“Police and Crime Commissioner’s welcome this MOU, and acknowledge the hard work by Lord Carlisle and others in securing it over a two year timeframe.
“This MOU will remove the confusion that existed inside health based settings in relation to police attendance and expected police actions once there. It also helpfully explains the law, and acceptable practice. This document will undoubtedly help keep people safer at the same time as reducing police demand.
“The key issue now is for local organisations to embrace the MOU, through their local Crisis Care Concordat and ensure it is disseminated and understood by all partners”