Approved mental health professional numbers continue decline, Community Care finds

The number of approved mental health professionals, the practitioners authorised to carry out Mental Health Act assessments, continues to shrink, research by Community Care shows.

A Freedom of Information request to local authorities also highlights a continuing failure to make the AMHP workforce more professionally diverse by bringing in more non social workers, one of the main reasons for the creation of the role to replace that of the approved social worker (ASW) in 2008.

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