A Place of Safety maybe:
- a residential ACCOMMODATION provided by a local social services authority under Part III of the National Assistance Act 1948
- a hospital as defined by the Mental Health Act 1983 as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007
- a police station
- any other suitable place.
The legislation.gov.uk website at: Restrictions on places that may be used as places of safety provides the following restrictions on places that may be used as places of safety:
A place other than the one mentioned above may not be regarded as a suitable place, unless a PERSON who appears to the constable exercising powers under this section to be responsible for the management of the place agrees to its use as a Place of Safety.
This supporting information is also known by these names:
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