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Community treatment orders (CTOs)

Explains what a community treatment order (CTO) is, how it can affect you, and how you or your family members can change or end it.


If you have been detained in hospital, you may be discharged on to a community treatment order (CTO).

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This information was published in June 2022. We will revise it in 2025.

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