Improving services for vulnerable people

Officer and staff at North Wales Police who specialise in dealing with vulnerable people are undertaking a specifically designed course on current legislation, policy and practise in this field to help maintain a top quality service.

The Adults At Risk course which began on September 21 is a two week programme being delivered internally by NWP and its partners. It follows from recommendations made by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and is the first of its kind to be held in the force. 

The subject matter experts have been drawn from partner agencies across Wales, including the Care Inspectorate for Wales, the Bestsi Cadwaladar  University Health Board Trust, The Age Commissioner  for  Wales and the Crown Prosecution Service  as the Force adheres to safeguarding legislation that is specific to Wales. 

Areas to be covered include; autism, safeguarding, financial abuse, dementia, domestic abuse, honour-based abuse, age -related vulnerability and learning disabilities.

The course will culminate in a two and a half day event where officers will investigate based on a real NWP case.  Permission and support have been given by the real victim’s family to use this case for such training.  


More courses will follow in the New Year.