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Mental Health Services: Security

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which secure mental health units in England are categorised as (a) low, (b) medium and (c) high security. (195569)

Information about the applicable security rating for each low and medium secure psychiatric unit in England is not held by the Department. An unvalidated contact list for medium secure mental health units has been placed in the Library. Low secure mental health services are not consistently defined and there is no central list.

There are three secure units which offer high security services: Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton hospitals.