There to Help Research Series

 


There to Help (2015)

The resulting report There to Help (2015) found that in the year 2013/14:

  • Adults who are mentally vulnerable were significantly under-identified in police custody
  • There was a substantial lack of provision of appropriate adult provision for mentally vulnerable adults in many parts of England and Wales. 

The report made 10 recommendations. 

The report gained significant media attention and the Home Secretary promised action to ensure all vulnerable people got the support of an appropriate adult.  

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There to Help 2 (2019)

In May 2019 NAAN published a further report, this time based on the year 2017/18. It found that since the original There to Help report :

  • Police identification of vulnerable suspects had improved but remained much lower than the actual rate of prevalence
  • Many adult suspects who were recorded as vulnerable by Liaision and Diversion services were not provided with an appropriate adult 
  • The availability of appropriate adult schemes had improved but significant gaps remained.

The report made 14 recommendations. 

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There to Help 3 (2020)

Coming September 2020

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