Professionals and Practitioners

Adult Services Procedure 27/11

AMHP (Adult Mental Health Professional) training and Continual Professional Development Policy

The objective of this procedure is to update the earlier Appointment & Re-appointment policy (implemented 1st October 1998) to reflect the changes which have been brought about by the legislative changes implemented by the Mental Health Act 1983 as per amendments of Mental Health Act 2007.

This procedure applies to Social Workers and non Social Workers (by contractual agreement with HCC), their AMHP supervisors and mentors and Team Managers in relation to all client groups. While the majority of AMHPs are employed within adult mental health teams, it is recognised that staff from the Older Persons and Learning Disability sectors also train to be AMHPs