If the nearest relative chooses to make the application he must do so using the prescribed form (Form 1). LINK TO FORM 1 The application must be made to the relevant authority. LINK TO List of Trust Headquarters Addresses

The nearest relative must have seen the person whose detention is sought within 2 days prior to the completion of their application.

The nearest relative should be offered assistance and advice from the GP/ medical practitioner and other professionals involved.

The GP/medical practitioner should advise that the advice and assistance of an ASW is available 24 hours each day in relation to both the application and conveyance arrangements.