Detention Under Guardianship Section 7 of the Mental Health Act 1983 – The Law and Your Rights
If you or a loved one are placed in Detention Under Guardianship Section 7 of the Mental Health Act, it gives a guardian – often a local services authority – certain powers over you. Our specialist Mental Health Team will ensure that a Detention Under Guardianship Order has been lawfully administered and your rights are protected.
For sensitive, straightforward advice about Detention Under Guardianship, get in touch with our dedicated Mental Health team today.
Benefit from a free, initial telephone conversation
If you or a loved one are subject to a Guardianship Order, benefit from a free initial discussion with our Mental Health Law Team.
There’s no substitute for speaking to a specialist solicitor for help understanding your rights and the best course of action to take for your case.
We’re here to ensure that you’re not alone. For immediate action, call us or email us for your free* initial discussion.
The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:
- Get to know you
- Understand your situation
- Agree how you want to proceed
*Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call and no advice will be given.
Coronavirus and the Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has made changes to the Mental Health Act complaint process in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The CQC is prioritising complaints from or about people who are currently detained on an inpatient ward in hospital and aims to ‘identify ways to help support people through Mental Health Act monitoring, resulting in a quicker resolution to a complaint or concern’.
All other complaints will be reviewed, but may be paused due to coronavirus.You can email email@example.com or call 03000 616161 to make a complaint.