In relation to England, in determining whether a person has appropriate competence in dealing with persons suffering from a mental disorder1, a local service social services authority2 must take into account the following factors3:
(1) that the person fulfils at least one of the professional requirements4; and
(2) the following key competency areas5:
(a) the application of values to the role of approved mental health professional6;
(b) the application of knowledge relating to the legal and policy framework7;
(c) the application of knowledge relating to mental disorder
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