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HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland: Out of Sight: Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems in Scotland's Prisons

DescriptionMental Health Report
ISBN
Official Print Publication DateDecember 2008
Website Publication DateDecember 04, 2008

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ISBN 978 0 7559 5871 9
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Contents

Letter to the Scottish Government

1. FOREWORD

2. TERMS OF REFERENCE
2.1 Scope of the Inspection
2.10 Basis of the Inspection

3. OVERVIEW OF SEVERE AND ENDURING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS IN PRISONS IN SCOTLAND
3.1 The Policy Context
3.31 The Nature of Mental Health Problems
3.36 The Prevalence of Mental Health Problems
3.74 The Impact of Mental Health Problems
3.81 Conclusions

4. PROVISION FOR PRISONERS WITH SEVERE AND ENDURING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS IN PRISON
4.2 Identifying Needs
4.22 Referral and Assessment
4.33 Treatment, Interventions and Other Support
4.68 Conclusions

5. PROVISION IN LOCAL AND REGIONAL SECURE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES AND THE STATE HOSPITAL
5.2 The Forensic Mental Health Estate
5.17 Referral, Assessment and Transfer of Prisoners
5.31 Treatment, Intervention and Other Support in Hospitals
5.43 Return to Prison
5.48 Conclusions

6. RETURN TO THE COMMUNITY
6.2 Pre-release
6.21 Return to the Community
6.39 Conclusions

7. RESOURCES AND STRUCTURAL ISSUES
7.2 Staffing and Roles
7.32 Joint Working
7.62 Record Keeping and Information Sharing
7.69 Physical Resources
7.80 Conclusions

8. RECENT IMPROVEMENTS AND THE USE OF PRISON FOR PEOPLE WITH SEVERE AND ENDURING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
8.2 Improvements in Recent Years
8.8 The Use of Prison for People with Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems
8.12 Conclusions

9. RECOMMENDATIONS

ANNEX 1: Glossary

ANNEX 2: Inspection Team