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Dr Simon Abbott

Simon is a practising AMHP and registered social worker. Simon has worked in community mental health services and as a forensic social worker at West London Forensic Service, working with mentally disordered offenders in regional secure services and in the community.

Simon currently works as an Advanced Social Worker AMHP in an out of hours team and is a senior lecturer at Kingston University & St. George’s University of London, in the department of Social Work.

He recently completed his Doctorate in Social Work at University of Sussex, on AMHP decision making for compulsory admission to psychiatric hospital. Simon delivers training to AMHPs and social workers.