Responsibility for dependents, pets etc.

  • The responsibility for arranging the safe care of children, animals and other dependents falls to the MHO for detained patients, acting on behalf of the local authority.
  • Collaboration between all partner agencies is required to maintain the safety and well being of all involved.

Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 28/05/2021

Author(s): Julia Ferrari, Joe McGhee, Duncan Westall, William McFadden, Heather Tainsh , Susan Sutherland, Marie White , Anne Cook, Justin McNicholl, Douglas Armstrong, Dr Nabila Muzaffar, Dr Stuart Affleck, Dr David Cumming, Andrew Angus, Jackie Maher, Rose Mills, Vincent Hughes..