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Appropriate adult funding [2]

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

Please advise how much has been spent, by BCU and by Borough, on appropriate adult provision in each of the 12 BCU’s since April 2019.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The provision of safe and effective police custody arrangements is vital to the work of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and to the public's trust and confidence in the Service. The Met takes this responsibility seriously and if there is a need for an appropriate adult and there is either no available service or there might be an inordinate delay, then the MPS may incur costs to ensure the justice process can proceed in a fair and timely manner.

The MPS, my Office for Policing and Crime and local authority partners have worked in partnership to develop a shared approach to the provision of Appropriate Adult (AA) services, which aims to deliver a more universal service across London.

The table below reflects appropriate adult costings for the MPS.

Boroughs

Basic Command Unit

Total

Tower Hamlets, Hackney

Central East

22440

Lambeth, Southwark

Central South

32623

Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham

Central West

137414

Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge

East

22325

Enfield, Haringey

North

7936

Camden, Islington

Central North

22909

Waltham Forest, Newham

North East

108004

Harrow, Brent, Barnet

North West

125423

Bromley, Sutton, Croydon

South

21373

Lewisham, Bexley, Greenwich

South East

6802

Richmond, Wandsworth, Merton

South West

33171

Hounslow, Ealing, Hillingdon

West

28416

GRAND TOTAL

568836

NB: These figures do not necessarily reflect overall levels of demand. Enfield and Haringey have moved to a new partnership agreement and the full year costs be £59,825