Approved social worker

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Under the Mental Health Act 2007, the role of approved social worker has been abolished and replaced by that of Approved Mental Health Professional in England and Wales.[1]

Approved social workers were mental health social workers trained to enact elements of the Mental Health Act 1983.[2] They received specific training relating to the Mental Health Act 1983, usually lasting one year, and performed a pivotal role in the assessment and detention process of people with mental illness.

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  1. ^ Text of the Mental Health Act 2007 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk
  2. ^ Text of the Mental Health Act 1983 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk

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