The need for flexibility
AA schemes need to be flexible in order to achieve their outcomes.
They are expected to provide a quick response when a vulnerable person is detained and may experience long detention times.
While simple cases may need an AA to attend only once and for a relatively short time, a more complex case might require more than one call out or a long stay in custody. It’s not always clear from the outset how complex or long a case will be, so a service will need to have the flexibility to respond to the dynamic needs of the situation.