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Section 12 Induction

Thursday 19th November 2020 - Friday 20th November 2020

Clayton Hotel, 7 City Walk, Leeds, LS11 9AT

9:00am Registration, 9.30am Welcome and 4.45pm, Close (Both Days)


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Due to Government regulations, the Andrew Sims Centre are unable to run courses including Mental Health Law series until further notice. The Section 12/Approved Clinician Refreshers and Inductions with the Andrew Sims Centre are scheduled to go ahead from September 2020 unless Government Regulations advise otherwise.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists have begun to run Section 12/Approved Clinician online training which has been nationally agreed. If delegates need to attend one of these courses before the next ASC course from September 2020 then please visit the link below to register for the Royal College of Psychiatry training.

If you have any further questions then please email

Presented by the Andrew Sims Centre’s established Mental Health Law multi-professional training team.This course has been accredited by the North of England Approvals Panel (NEAP) for practitioners requiring approval for the first time under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act and is valid for those attending from other parts of England. After you have attended this course you will be able to: 

Apply for Section 12 approval through your local approvals office.

Understand current developments in mental health legislation and apply this knowledge practically to your clinical work. This course is designed for doctors who wish to apply for Section 12 approval in England. It is not appropriate for those planning to work as a Section 12 Approved doctor in Wales. Attendance at this course is only one part of the approval process. Please contact your local S12/AC Administrator for full criteria for approval, and how to apply.

This course starts promptly at 9.30am and finishes at 4.45pm. You must attend the whole course to be entitled to a certificate of attendance which will be accepted as proof of completion of a Section 12 Induction course.

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