This paper explores what happened in the first six months after community-based compulsory treatment orders were introduced in Scotland in October 2005.
It looks at how many people have become subject to the orders, the pathways to being placed on an order, the impacts on mental health staff, and resource issues.
It also considers what lessons emerge for England and Wales, which will soon be introducing similar arrangements.
No. of pages: 44
ISBN: 978 1 85717 555 4