Applications invited for Appropriate Adults in the Dyfed Powys Police area

Welsh mental health charity Hafal hasannounced that they have recently secured a contract with Dyfed Powys Police todeliver Appropriate Adult Services across the force area. 

What is an Appropriate Adult?

The role ofthe Appropriate Adult is to support and advise a vulnerable person inpolice custody and to facilitate communication between them and thepolice. The Appropriate Adult is independent from the police and legal representativesand does not give legal advice.

Hafal is inviting applications from individualswho have an interest in supporting vulnerable adults through the police custodyprocess. They will use a team of both volunteers andpaid staff to deliver the service and are seeking torecruit candidates in both categories.

Theservice is delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the yearthrough flexible cover arrangements. We wish to recruit reliable, trustworthyindividuals to join our team of Appropriate Adults to give theiravailability for shift cover. No previous experience is required asfull accredited training will be provided.

Hafal is currently looking torecruit individuals to cover the following Custody Suites acrossDyfed Powys Police area:

  • Llanelli
  • Ammanford
  • Haverfordwest
  • Cardigan 
  • Aberystwyth
  • Newtown
  • Brecon

 For more information or an application pack please email:  appropriateadult@hafal.org