MH Social Care Leads Network

MH Social Care Leads Network

Karen Cook

Karen Cook

Chair: Karen Cook, Head of Social Work and Social Care/Safeguarding Lead, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Membership: This network is open to Mental Health Social Care Leads in Local Authorities and Mental Health Trusts

Key Aims for 2020/21

  • Develop policy and practice guides for s117, AMHP workforce – interface between MH leads, Police, AMHPs and A&E
  • Guidance on the support of mental health social workers working in NHS, independent or integrated services (pub October 2020). Review all eight ‘considerations’ and where appropriate develop a regional plan to support SW in NHS settings
  • Social Work Health check – review the regional findings (published January 2021) and with the PSW Group develop key actions
  • Community Mental Health Transformation:
    o Jointly review how the social care workforce in Mental Health settings can contribute to the shared outcomes


Recent News

7 Mental Health Network: Working to promote mental and physical wellbeing

This is the 7th regional event Mental health: Community and Primary Care networks working to prevent and support.  Themes for this event will be: The importance and role of primary care[...]

Final report from the social workers new roles task and finish group (March 2019)

Guidance and Principles for Aftercare Services Under s117 MHA

LondonADASS has collaborated to produce a document aiming to provide pan-London guidance and good practice principles for agreeing responsibility for after care services and funding responsibilities under s117 of the[...]

Future meetings and events

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