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Volunteer as an Appropriate Adult for people with mental ill health

Hafal

When a vulnerable person is arrested, they require an appropriate adult to support them during their time in custody. Hafal provide an appropriate adult service to South Wales, Dyfed Powys, Gwent and North Wales Police. The service operates 24/7, 365 days per year.

Appropriate adults support, advise and assist the detainee when they are in custody. They ensure that the police act fairly and respect the rights of the detainee. Appropriate adults help communication between the detainee, the police and others, but do not give legal advice.

Our appropriate adults work with people with a range of vulnerabilities:

  • Mental illness
  • Learning difficulties
  • Learning disabilities
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • 17 year olds (Hafal does not provide appropriate adults to people under 17)
  • People who are vulnerable due to the nature of the offence

Full training is provided, travel expenses are reimbursed and the time commitment is negotiable with the organisation.

An informal discussion, references and a disclosure and barring check will be required.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact us using the form below and quote the name of the organisation and opportunity.

Volunteering Form

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact us using the form below and quote the vacancy.