Together achieving better decisions and brighter futures for Manchester families of children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

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This session will be delivered by students from The University of Law and is FREE to book for parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Manchester.

This session will consider what will happen if you or a family member are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983. It will look at what rights you would be allowed and the appeal process. During this session you will:

  • Receive an overview of the detention criteria for Section 2 and Section 3
  • Police powers for s.135 & s.136 Mental Health Act
  • Overview of mental disorder
  • Rights once detained
  • The role of the Nearest Relative
  • Appeal process
  • Best interests and Mental Capacity Act

Please let us know if you need any help with booking a place or with transportation to/from the venue.


The photo shows The University of Law's logo.About the Trainers:

The session will be delivered by students from The University of Law.

With thanks to Fay Sayers (Senior Tutor & BPC LLM Supervisor, Pro Bono Co-ordinator/Supervising Solicitor, and Fellow of the HEA at The University of Law) for coordinating the session.


The new Manchester SEND Local Offer logo shows a well-designed lettering of 'LOCAL' in orange colour, with the L's sandwiching the word 'OFFER'.

We are also grateful to the SEND Local Offer for making this possible.