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Vulnerable People

Safeguard vulnerable people - Mental Health

The PCVC wants to ensure that people with mental health difficulties are supported and receive the appropriate care. This includes people who become victims of crime, people who commit crimes and people in crisis who come into contact with the police.

Residents in County Durham and Darlington need to be supported to achieve their optimum mental health and wellbeing. Every person needs to have access to early help in supporting their emotional wellbeing and mental health needs.

To understand how effective forces are at protecting and helping those with mental health problems, The HMICFRS inspected how well forces:

• identify people with mental health problems when they first contact the force;

• identify and record the number of cases involving people with mental health problems to provide the right support; and

• make sure expert help is available from other organisations, in particular health professionals. T

You can read the results of the inspection here:


Read more about the evidence and the work of the PCVC by clicking the Policy Position Statement


Read more about the work of the PCVC:

Launch of street triage service


Launch of Liaison and Diversion service


Innovative advocacy service to support victims with mental health needs


Mental Health Development Worker for Victims


Key Documents

Policy Position Statement 




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