Fresh concern over police withdrawal

By Mark Conrad | 27 November 2023

Council directors are concerned police forces could end involvement in ‘welfare checks’ as part of controversial care reforms to stop attending non-emergency mental health callouts.

The MJ has learned that some police forces want to extend new powers under the Right Care, Right Person (RCRP) regime – potentially withdrawing officers from a broader range of activities.

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