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Sepecialisation in adult protection in Kent Police and the role of the police in investigations

Nigel White (Kent Police)
Trevor Lawry (Kent Police)

The Journal of Adult Protection

ISSN: 1466-8203

Article publication date: 13 April 2009



The police are key partners in adult protection work locally and take lead responsibility for investigating alleged crimes committed against vulnerable adults in our communities. They therefore play a critical role in many serious and complex adult protection investigations. This paper describes how a large police service has organised its adult protection resources and maps out the basic processes and responsibilities involved in leading criminal investigations involving vulnerable adults. Using a case study it also identifies and examines the different demands criminal work brings at the inter‐agency, agency and case levels and identifies solutions and pointers for best practice.



White, N. and Lawry, T. (2009), "Sepecialisation in adult protection in Kent Police and the role of the police in investigations", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 21-27.



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