Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a model of mental health care.ACT services are available to a person with serious mental health conditions as needed and on a regular basis in the community.However, it later emerged that managers had officially alerted the CQC to numerous allegations of staff abusing patients, dating back to February 2008, which were also reported to the police, but did not lead to any convictions.The CQC also inspected 132 similar institutions and a Serious Case Review was commissioned – some of the roughly ten local and national enquiries were carried out to examine what went wrong, including one by NHS Southwest which was one of the first to be published and list many of the others.
Local social services and the English national regulator (Care Quality Commission) had received various warnings but the mistreatment continued.
The Daily Mail said "Without the investigation by the BBC's Panorama, given huge coverage in the Mail, the abuse of patients at Winterbourne View might be continuing to this day.
As it is, the secure hospital and two other care homes have been shut down, 11 guilty staff have been brought to justice – and a devastating report now exposes the serial failings of the local NHS, police and health watchdogs.
It is recognized as an evidenced based practice by SAMHSA; however, it is not widely available.
One of many terms being used for creating a plan for people receiving services that is based on their abilities, strengths and personal desires or goals.