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Appropriate Adult

The appropriate adult was both professional and apprachable and quickly developed a good rapport with the client.

The appropriate adult service is excellent and I really appreciate all the hard work and support they provide.

The appropriate adult was of great assistance and acted in a kind and compassionate way towards our client.

Onside Appropriate Adult Service supports vulnerable adults when they have been detained by the police for interview.  People with mental ill health and/or learning disabilities may be particularly vulnerable to the distress and pressures caused by the experience of arrest and police detention.  Onside offers the support of an 'appropriate adult' to people who find themselves in such situations.


This is a responsible adult who is independent of the police and whose role is to:

  • Look after the detained person's welfare
  • Explain police procedures
  • Provide information about their rights and ensure that these are protected
  • Facilitate communication with the police

 The Appropriate Adult Service operates in police stations within Worcestershire seven days-a-week between the hours of 8.00am and 11.00pm.

Onside Appropriate Adult Information Leaflet.pdf


If you would like further information about the service.

Please contact Janine Daniels-Stretch on:

Phone: 01905 27525  Email:   


  Useful Links

 NAAN (National Appropriate Adult Network)


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