The Healthcare Commission published its report on the 2008 Count Me In census on 27 November 2008. Count Me In does not collect information about patients’ diagnosis or medication. The census reports since 2005 show that there is no consistent picture of differential treatment with regard to seclusion. Different ethnic groups have been recorded as more or less likely to be subject to seclusion each year.
In 2005 the Department launched ‘Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health Care’ (DRE). DRE is a five-year action plan designed to improve black and minority ethnic (BME) communities’ experience of mental health services.