Children detained under the Mental Health Act (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1353
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What was the longest period of time a person under 18 was detained by the Metropolitan Police Service under section 136 of the Mental Health Act in the last year?

Answer

Answer for Children detained under the Mental Health Act (2)

Answer for Children detained under the Mental Health Act (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

According to the MPS records, the longest period a person aged under-18 was detained in a Metropolitan Police Service custody under the Mental Health Act in 2012/13 was 593 minutes. The person was 18 years old.