Amending care plan to respect family life A man had been detained in hospital under section 3 of the Mental Health Act and was discharged with an aftercare plan which included four home visits a day to support and monitor his mental health. He felt this was too much interference and refused his consent to the proposed plan suggesting instead one daily visit. Hospital staff were insisting on the four visits. A social worker from the Social Intervention Team had been trained by BIHR and recognised that this was about the man’s right to respect for family life. The social worker pointed out that the four visits would amount to a disproportionate interference with his right. It was then agreed that the plan would be amended to one visit per day.