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They are already ‘in a bad place’ even before being ‘banged-up’ in  a cell
Restricting the use of police cells for those experiencing a mental health crisis; Banning the use of police cells as a place of safety for under 18s and ensuring they are only used for adults in exceptional circumstances.  In delivering a manifesto pledge to ensure proper provision of places of safety for people in this situation, the Home Office will take forward legislation to greatly restrict the circumstances when a police cell can be used.
Researched Links:

Home Office:  Restricting the use of police cells for those experiencing a mental health crisis

IPCC:  Mental Health & Police Custody

The welfare of vulnerable people in police custody

A police cell is not a mental health ward

Mental health staff working with police & courts now cover half of England

One never knows if a sudden crisis will impact on you or a family member

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