S.12 Induction Training
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S.12 Induction Training

Our course is approved by the North of England Approvals Panel (NEAP) as an Induction course for all those seeking s.12 approval.

Programme Information 2020 - 2021


The programme will provide the necessary introduction to the key provisions of the Mental Health Act (MHA) and its Code of Practice, which a s.12 doctor needs to be familiar with. An overview of the treatment provisions and the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) interface, in the context of the s.12 role will also be considered, together with any key developments and 'hot topics'. The roles of different professionals will be discussed, with issues raised from an AMHP perspective and a service user/carer perspective.

The focus throughout will be on the practical application and impact of the legal issues for s.12 doctors.

The two days will comprise of an interactive mix of presentations, case studies, quizzes and practical exercises.

All participants will be invited to identify issues they wish to cover and to raise questions, case examples and points for discussion throughout the day.

Comprehensive materials will be provided for delegates to refer to and to supplement the topics on the day. 


The day will be jointly facilitated throughout by Helen Kingston, a solicitor and consultant with DAC Beachcroft (and former principal lecturer at Northumbria University) and Dr Gill Bell (Mental Health Act Clinical Lead, Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHSFT), both of whom have extensive experience in providing AC/s.12 training. Helen and Gill will be joined by other members of our multi-professional training team.

Course Feedback

"Excellent and engaging course! Highly commended and comprehensive."

"S12 is an essential part of applying for higher training. It is a complex subject which was explained succinctly. The two days passed quickly and I came away feeling well prepared for the role."

"Excellent course. Nice to have many elements of the law and MCA and MHA explained by a Lawyer and Psychiatrist present at the same time."

"Fantastic presentation from everyone. I would certainly recommend this course to colleagues."

2020 - 2021 Programme

We are currently setting dates for our next programme. Please contact us in the meantime for further information or if you are interested in us arranging a bespoke session for you/your organisation.

The course is delivered over two days, with registration at 9.15, and the course being delivered between 9.30 and 4.30pm. A detailed programme will be sent to you prior to the course.

Contact Michelle Hall on 0191 404 4055 or e-mail mhall@dacbeachcroft.com.

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