Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Restraint Techniques

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th January 2022.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Rosena Allin-Khan Rosena Allin-Khan Shadow Minister (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been subject to restraint in inpatient mental health units, in each year since 2010.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

A table showing the number of people subject to restraint in inpatient mental health or learning disability and autism services from 2016/17 to 2020/21 is attached. This information is not held prior to 2016.

The use of restraint should only ever be used as a last resort. The Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018, its accompanying statutory guidance and response to the public consultation for this guidance was published on 7 December 2021.

PQ100635 TABLE (xlsx, 22.4KB)

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.