Position Statements 2016

Position Statements are approved by the College’s Policy and Public Affairs Committee and are concise statements of College policy.

These statements are available to download in PDF format (free of charge).

Definition of torture in the context of immigration detention policy (PS07/2016 Dec 2016) (pdf)

Our position on maintain safeguards for vulnerable people with a history of torture, trafficking or other serious ill-treatment.

Guidance for office accommodation and administrative support for consultant posts (PS06/2016 Nov 2016) (pdf)

Guidance on office accommodation and administrative support for consultant posts.

Counter-terrorism and psychiatry (PS04/2016 Sep 2016) (pdf)

The College's position on mental illness, terrorism and psychiatrists' engagement with counter-terror services.

Responding to large-scale traumatic events and acts of terrorism (PS03/2016 Aug 2016) (pdf)

What we can do to limit the psychological impact of large-scale events, including terrorism.

Defining a health-based place of safety (S136) and crisis assessment sites for young people under 18 (PS02/2016 Aug 2016) (pdf)

The College's definition of the health-based place of safety and crisis assessment sites, and to lay out the standards required for quality provision.

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