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How do you guys feel about police doing welfare checks?
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Depends what the welfare check is for?

For example, a welfare check being carried out because a family member hasn’t been seen for a few weeks is very appropriate, as-well as welfare checks on children when receiving information from NSPCC.

I think welfare checks for someone suffering from mental health issues shouldn’t be a call for police, it should be for the relevant service such as mental health services or ambulance, but time and time again the police are used and this shouldn’t be happening, but the police aren’t allowed to say no.


What welfare checks are you specifically talking about ?
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Depends what the welfare check is for?

For example, a welfare check being carried out because a family member hasn’t been seen for a few weeks is very appropriate, as-well as welfare checks on children when receiving information from NSPCC.

I think welfare checks for someone suffering from mental health issues shouldn’t be a call for police, it should be for the relevant service such as mental health services or ambulance, but time and time again the police are used and this shouldn’t be happening, but the police aren’t allowed to say no.


What welfare checks are you specifically talking about ?
I am asking how they make people feel.


Personally, I don't really like them, the police are quite spiteful, in my opinion. I don't know, I just look in their eyes and it seems that they would rather do anything else than talk to me.
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I am asking how they make people feel.


Personally, I don't really like them, the police are quite spiteful, in my opinion. I don't know, I just look in their eyes and it seems that they would rather do anything else than talk to me.
Can I ask why they’re doing welfare checks on you ?
I suspect it’s something to do with Ill mental health?

In all honesty, the police aren’t trained enough to be dealing with people going through MH issues, but they get abused by other services and end up doing their job when they shouldn’t be put in that position. Ideally this should be a mental health crises team or even ambulance carrying out those welfare checks.
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Depends on the context.
Particularly type of checks and past history of police involvement with the subject.

Never where the mental health of an adult is involved.
That should be a matter for highly experienced mental health specialists, their sectioning teams and legal advisers.
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How do you guys feel about police doing welfare checks?
fantastic idea for people who might be a danger to themselves / older people imo
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Can I ask why they’re doing welfare checks on you ?
I suspect it’s something to do with Ill mental health?

In all honesty, the police aren’t trained enough to be dealing with people going through MH issues, but they get abused by other services and end up doing their job when they shouldn’t be put in that position. Ideally this should be a mental health crises team or even ambulance carrying out those welfare checks.
Originally, social services called the police on me for welfare checks, a few months later, the police tried to fine me for it, but did not, since the three fines they gave me were cancelled. I didn't really think it was fair that they were fining me for something that I did not ask for and if they really thought I was vulnerable, they wouldn't be doing this.
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Can I ask why they’re doing welfare checks on you ?
I suspect it’s something to do with Ill mental health?

In all honesty, the police aren’t trained enough to be dealing with people going through MH issues, but they get abused by other services and end up doing their job when they shouldn’t be put in that position. Ideally this should be a mental health crises team or even ambulance carrying out those welfare checks.

I have pretty good mental health, others seem to disagree, though.


Honestly I don't like mental health teams, pretty sure they called the police on me, even though, I didn't refuse to speak to them, now I refuse to speak to them, the police should've been the last resort. I remember the mental health team kept coming to my house when I told them not to and why, also it was so inappropriate for them to call the police, especially when they gave me fines two days prior, the police were nice on the day and the police officer told me that he wanted to be my friend, and he didn't want to give me a ticket, but I was a bit annoyed seeing the police again, knowing what happened two days prior. By the way, this happened, on 4th May 2022.
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