The Independent Review into the Delivery of Forensic Mental Health Services has published its interim report.
VOX Scotland has been involved in the review’s working groups and has been speaking to people with lived experience of forensic services to help inform the review.
Forensic mental health services specialise in the assessment, treatment and risk management of people with a mental disorder who are currently undergoing, or have previously undergone, legal or court proceedings.
The report published is a summary of the evidence the review gathered between September 2019 and March 2020. It brings together the key issues and challenges in forensic mental health services in Scotland as they are experienced by the people receiving and delivering them. The review chair, Derek Barron, has met with over 300 people and the review’s call for evidence received 103 responses.
The interim report is available at the following link: https://www.gov.scot/publications/independent-forensic-mental-health-review-interim-report/?fbclid=IwAR00UREWJ3oXA2al9YBSbMJskv97UtRVgN_8SpimnvJqGvd9PnuMjr0y_X8