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Police: Training

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is given to police officers on the assessment of the physical and mental condition of individuals subject to a control order. (309969)

All police officers receive training in making initial assessments of the physical and mental health of members of the public that they interact with during their basic training.

Police officers involved in the management and enforcement of control orders are made aware of any known physical or mental conditions to help inform the police's management of the controlled individual. In the event that physical or mental health issues are identified by police officers in the course of their interaction with the controlled person, it is standard practice that the police provide advice, where appropriate, to the controlled individual on seeking medical support or advice. The police will also inform the Home Office to inform the management of the control order and the obligations it imposes.