MP PRAISES NEW AWARD NAMED AFTER SENI LEWIS

A new award is being named after Seni Lewis who died following a "prolonged period of restraint by police officers" in 2010 while he was a patient at Bethlem Royal Hospital suffering a mental health crisis. The national award from the Met Police in partnership with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) will … Continue reading MP PRAISES NEW AWARD NAMED AFTER SENI LEWIS

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‘SENI’S LAW’: MP STEVE REED’S BILL GETS SECOND READING IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS

MP Steve Reed’s bill – known as ‘Seni’s Law – has been given a second reading in the House of Lords. Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill - Second Reading in the House of Lords at 1:34 pm on 7th September 2018. Baroness Massey of Darwen (Labour) My Lords, it is an honour to … Continue reading ‘SENI’S LAW’: MP STEVE REED’S BILL GETS SECOND READING IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS

SENI’S LAW GETS THIRD READING IN HOUSE OF COMMONS  “This is our chance to make mental health services safe and equal for everyone” – Steve Reed MP

Croydon North MP Steve Reed's private members bill - known as Seni's Law - has been given a third reading in the House of Commons. Steve Reed told MPs: "My thanks go to the many people who have had a hand in the bill, from the Minister to Members on both sides of the House, … Continue reading SENI’S LAW GETS THIRD READING IN HOUSE OF COMMONS  “This is our chance to make mental health services safe and equal for everyone” – Steve Reed MP

SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S BILL HAS THIRD READING IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

MP Steve Reed's bill - 'Seni's Law' is having a third reading in the House of Commons. Mr Reed told the House: The Bill is known as Seni’s law after Seni Lewis, a young man from Thornton Heath in my constituency who died in 2010 after a period of severe and prolonged face-down restraint. Seni is one of too … Continue reading SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S BILL HAS THIRD READING IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

SENI’S LAW: “EVERYBODY IN THIS HOUSE IS VERY CLEAR THAT THEY WANT THIS BILL TO MAKE PROGRESS” – Minister

The Parliamentary debate on Steve Reed's bill, known as (Seni's Law) included many amendments and lengthy comments from backbenchers. Comments from Jackie Doyle-Price, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care included the following: First, I thank and congratulate Mr Reed on his tireless work getting this important Bill to Report, and I hope it makes further progress. It is … Continue reading SENI’S LAW: “EVERYBODY IN THIS HOUSE IS VERY CLEAR THAT THEY WANT THIS BILL TO MAKE PROGRESS” – Minister

SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S MENTAL HEALTH BILL GETS SECOND READING IN COMMONS “Coroner warned that that future deaths will occur unless action is taken – that action is this bill”

MPs from all parties have backed the second reading of Steve Reed's mental health units (use of force) bill - known as Seni's Law - in a Commons vote. Seni Lewis died at Bethlem Royal hospital after 11 police officers took it in turns to hold him face down on the floor for a total … Continue reading SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S MENTAL HEALTH BILL GETS SECOND READING IN COMMONS “Coroner warned that that future deaths will occur unless action is taken – that action is this bill”

SENI’S LAW – THE DEBATE

SENI'S LAW: The following is a précis of the debate: Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd November 2017. Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) 9:52 pm, 3rd November 2017 I beg to move, That the Bill be now … Continue reading SENI’S LAW – THE DEBATE

SENI’S LAW – LET’S STOP DEATHS OF MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS SAYS MP STEVE REED  

SENI'S LAW - LET'S STOP DEATHS OF MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS SAYS MP STEVE REED   From Croydon North MP Steve Reed: Seni Lewis was a young man from Thornton Heath who died in a mental health hospital after 11 police officers took it in turns to pin him face down on the floor.  Since 1990, … Continue reading SENI’S LAW – LET’S STOP DEATHS OF MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS SAYS MP STEVE REED