Appropriate Adults are now available for Voluntary Attendance Interviews (VAI’s) carried out at Guildford & Staines Police Stations & Salfords VAI Suite. Healthcare Professionals should be accessed for VAI’s held at Salfords & Staines to carry out the necessary COVID-19 checks.


Booking Process

Any booking form submitted after 16.00 hours on a Friday will not be processed until the following Monday and therefore classed as a Monday submission. A minimum of 48 hours NOTICE, Monday to Friday is necessary in order to ensure a trained Appropriate Adult can attend an appointment.

SAAVS members will only attend where a police officer is on hand to meet with them, to provide a briefing and to supervise the introduction to the interviewee. SAAVS volunteers are not permitted to take responsibility for young people whilst attending these appointments. This remains the responsibility of the police.

  • Office Hours Monday - Friday 08:00 - 20:00
    Forms submitted after 16:00 on a Friday will not be processed until 09:00 on the following Monday
    SAAVS are unable to provide Appropriate Adults for VA interviews between 0800-1000 and 1600-1830 hours Monday to Friday due to heavy traffic at these times. However, they will continue to provide support during these hours at weekends when they are given sufficient notice. They have asked that where the interviewee is a young person (under 18) to arrange the services of a solicitor beforehand. Inspector Gail McCoo 4686 Criminal Justice Guildford Police Station

SAAVS office will respond to each request during normal office hours Monday to Friday and provide confirmation of a trained SAAVS member’s availability as soon as possible. Please provide at least 48 hours notice in order to be able to supply as required.