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Working in partnership with the police on serious safeguarding concerns

DC Maria Gray Detective Constable, Safeguarding Adults Portfolio at the Metropolitan Police spoke at today's Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Hospitals conference on:

  • thresholds, information sharing, risk assessment and how to assess whether a crime has occurred
  • criminal offences and adult safeguarding: working in partnership with the police; when to involve the police
  • preventative approaches and managing incidents as they occur

Maria's full presentation is available to download at the end of this page

Maria Gray's Biography:

Maria is a detective in the Metropolitan Police with 29 years experience. She worked in many busy London boroughs and spent several years specialising in the investigation of Domestic Violence. She secured a criminal conviction in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in England for 'Mental Cruelty’ occasioning Actual Bodily Harm. She was involved in the setting up of 'Hearthstone'- a multi agency Domestic Violence Advice and support centre.


Posted to Scotland Yard's Violent Crime Directorate in 2005 she  has the portfolio within the MPS Capability and Support Unit for the Safeguarding and Protection of Vulnerable Adults and she co-ordinates the MPS Disability hate crime working group  . She was previously a member of the Department of Health’s No Secrets Advisory Group and  the Task and Finish Groups for the Care Act . In London she represents the MPS on the London Adult Safeguarding Network and a number of other  partnership groups. She co-founded the London and South East Police Safeguarding Tactical Group. She was  a member of the original editorial group for the development of Pan London Procedures and has provided the police input for the revised version launched February 2016.  She has recently written the MPS safeguarding adults operational toolkits for frontline staff and investigators and  developed and coordinates the new recording method for recording adults at risk that come to the attention of police which launched across London in April 2013 and has had over 200, 000 interventions to date.


Also of interest:


Caldicott Guardian Training Course
Wednesday 21 September 2016
Hallam Conference Centre






Download: maria-gray_1428.pdf

4 July 2016


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