I'm being investigated by the police

  1. Call the DDU immediately on 0800 716 646 if you are being investigated by the police about about an allegation arising from your clinical practice. This is vital if you have been arrested and have been, or will be, interviewed under caution.
  2. Remember, our advice line is available 24 hours a day for situations such as this. Please call us even if you are offered the duty solicitor.
  3. If you are contacted by the police, ask for the officer's name and contact details so we can liaise with them.
  4. If you might be a suspect, do not give any account to the police without first seeking our advice.
  5. If you're asked to attend for an interview on a particular date, explain that you are willing to cooperate but would like to speak to your defence organisation first, to ask if they can provide representation.
  6. Do not make contact with anyone who may be a witness in the police investigation, and do not discuss the allegations with anyone before speaking to your DDU adviser or legal team.