Information for assessors

This page contains information for Mental Health and Best Interests Assessors working in Bradford and Airedale.

If you have any queries, please contact us.

What can I expect of the admin team?

On receipt of either an urgent or standard authorisation the admin team will:

  • Contact you to check your availability 
  • Agree with you which assessments you will carry out 
  • Agree a date for the assessments to be completed and returned 
  • Send you copies of the urgent and/or standard request form and a copy of the referral form 
  • Receive your assessment and forward them on to the supervisory body to carry out the decision-making process

Please keep the admin team informed of any problems in completing the assessments within the timescales agreed.

Please also advise the admin team if you require any further assessment packs.


Forms may be downloaded from the GOV.UK website.

Please securely send the completed forms to

Best interest assessor support

If you’re a best interest assessor we’ve put together some useful documents for you to download on this page. Alternatively, contact or call 01274 434672.

Mental health assessor support

To complete the Deprivation of Liberty e-learning programme, please visit the e-Learning for Healthcare website or contact or call 01274 434672.


Any person working independently will need to provide up-to-date insurance details together with a current DBS check and evidence of qualifications prior to commencing work.