The Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat is a national agreement between services and agencies involved in the care and support of people in crisis. It sets out how organisations will work together better to make sure that people get the help they need when they are having a mental health crisis. The Mental Health Crisis Concordat was published by the Government in February 2014. The signatories include the Local Government Association, ADASS, NHS, Police, MIND, the Home Office, Department of Health and the Care Quality Commission.


The LGA and ADASS have published a note for adult safeguarding boards on the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat.  Included in this to this document is a checklist which safeguarding adults boards can use to assess their progress with the local implementation of the Concordat. Some examples of good practice in safeguarding adults boards’ involvement with the implementation of the Concordat are also included.