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Seni's Law (addressing restraint of vulnerable people)

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Richard Crossman Building

Coventry University

Coventry

CV1 2HF

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This event will be looking at some of the elements that led to the Mental Health Use of Force Act (Seni's Law) being passed through parliament last year and how various agencies have responded to this significant development.

Seni’s law” was inspired by Olaseni Lewis who died in 2010 soon after being restrained by 11 police officers in Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham.

Mr Lewis’ parents were among those who watched the Bill receive an unopposed third reading in the Commons.

The Bill aims to ensure the use of force against patients in mental health units is better governed and requires police to wear body cameras while carrying out restraint unless there are legitimate operational reasons for not doing so. Read more here >

Thanks to our host Dr David Baker : Coventry University



Key Speakers:

Ajibola Lewis & Marcia Rigg
Mother of Olaseni Lewis and Sister of Sean Rigg

Trailer Screening : Who Polices The Police
Courtesy of Ken Fero : Migrant Media

Possible Other Contributors:

  • Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust : on their response to Seni's Law

  • West Midlands Police : Street Triage Programme : award winning mental health intervention

  • The Tamarind Centre : on their work in Black & Minority communities

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Leave Voice Messages : 0844 884 3318

Send Email: enquiries@catalyst4change.org.uk



CATALYST 4 CHANGE CIC supports community organisations, social enterprises, faith groups or businesses that have a significant African and Caribbean mental health / wellbeing service user base. www.catalyst4change.org.uk

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