Lord Victor Adebowale responds to the Crisis Care Concordat

News item posted: 19 June 2017

In response to the Department of Health's 'Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat: Improving outcomes for people experiencing mental health crisis', Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chair of the Independent Commission on Mental Health and Policing and Chief Executive of Turning Point said:

"Last year the Independent Commission report on Mental Health and Policing concluded that mental health is core business for the police, as well as the health and social care system.

The commitments made in the Concordat, as well as how it takes the Commission's recommendations forward, are a welcome step in the right direction. However, they can only be delivered if we have consistency of approach across funding, leadership, integration and implementation. We look forward to working together with others to ensure that the commitments made in the Concordat become a reality as without this it is only a piece of paper."