This page is from APP, the official source of professional practice for policing.
Detention and custody
Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) Code of Practice C sets out the statutory framework for custodial care and the rights and entitlements of a detainee in police custody.
The College of Policing has now published APP on Mental Health. This module wholly supersedes and replaces:
- APP on Mental ill health and learning disabilities (within APP on Detention and custody). This document was decommissioned on 10 October 2016.
- Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and Department of Health (2010) guidance on responding to people with mental ill health or learning disabilities. This document was decommissioned on 3 August 2016.
See Mental health – detention for information on protections for people with mental ill health in detention.