Every Appropriate Adult is DBS checked and given training before joining a team. Each team covers one or more of Surrey’s custody suites. Although Appropriate Adults work independently, Team Leaders are on hand to provide support and guidance; ongoing training is given on a regular basis. The service SAAVS provide is 24 hour 365 days of the year and each volunteer is responsible for a regular weekly time slot of approximately 8 hours.

All sorts of people become Appropriate Adults and bring different skills to the teams. The one thing each of them has in common is an excellent ability to communicate and a willingness to donate their free time to SAAVS.

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