'Community Care' reports that detentions under S136 of the Mental Health Act 2007 are at record levels. Twice the numbers of people are now detained compared to 2007 - 08. Simon Lawton-Smith, Head of Policy at the Mental Health Foundation said the rise in detentions was "extremely worrying".
A recent court case is sounding alarm bells across the voluntary and community sector as the legal challenge to halt Virgin's children's services takeover fails. The following news item is taken from 'Community Care', online news and information for the health and social care sector (visit Community Care online).
The law courts deem the decision to select Virgin Care as preferred bidder for county’s £132m children services contract was initially unlawful but rules deal should not be quashed.