New briefing on Supervised Community Treatment (SCT) arrangements

7 September 2010

The Alliance has published a report on the implementation and impact of the Supervised Community Treatment (SCT) arrangements. This is the second in a series of planned reports looking at different aspects of powers brought in under the Mental Health Act 2007.

A key finding of the report is that the use of SCT in its first year was significantly higher than the Government expected. An estimated four to five thousand people are on community treatment orders (CTOs) nearly two years after they were introduced. Views are divided on whether CTOs are helpful, and concerns remain about their effectiveness.

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