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Section 12 Refresher

Monday 28th September 2020

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

9am Registration, 9.30am Welcome and 4.45pm Close


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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. In recent years there have been significant changes to mental health law and in addition, case law continues to refine the law and thus our practice. These changes, along with the complex interface between the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act, have made it increasingly difficult for practitioners to be confident of their authority for treatment.  

This one-day refresher course is accredited by the North of England Approvals Panel as a refresher course for Section 12 Approved Doctors and is valid for those attending from other parts of England. 

This course starts 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 re-approvals course. 

A new Code of Practice for the Mental Health Act has been issued, the first revision to the Code since 2008. The new Code came into effect on the 1st April 2015 and can be downloaded here.

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