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Community Payback Order Treatment: Mental Health

Last updated: 27th June 2024


Where the order contains a mental health treatment requirement an individual must submit to treatment by or under the direction of a registered medical practitioner or a registered psychologist (or both) with a view to improving the offender’s mental condition.

Further Information:

Referrals would be made to NHS partners at psychological therapies, psychiatric services and community mental health teams as appropriate. Individuals who are assessed as presenting a serious risk of causing harm and may suffer from a Personality Disorder can be referred to the Serious Offender Liaison Service at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.