Local social services authorities1 may institute proceedings for the following offences2:
(1) the forgery of or the making of false statements in applications, recommendations or other documents required or authorised for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 19833;
(2) ill-treatment or wilful neglect of patients receiving treatment for mental disorder who are in-patients or out-patients, or who are subject to guardianship or otherwise in the custody or care of an individual, or who are subject to after-care under supervision
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