Define ‘appropriate adult’ in relation to persons at risk.
In the case of a person mentally disordered or mentally vulnerable,
• A relative, guardian or other person responsible for the person’s care or custody.
• Someone experienced in dealing with mentally disordered or mentally vulnerable people, but who is not a police officer or employed by the police (such as an Approved Mental Health Professional as defined by the Mental Health Act 1983 or a specialist social worker), or
• Failing either of the above, some other responsible adult aged 18 or over who is not a police officer or employed by the police.