ASW consults with and advises NIAS and PSNI, who carry out their own assessments and agree arrangements for safe transfer

NIAS and PSNI should be advised of the relevant circumstances of the situation and the risks that pertain and should undertake their own professional risk assessments regarding the immediate situation and conveyance process. The ASW, medical practitioner, NIAS and PSNI should then agree arrangements for the safe transfer of the patient to hospital. The police should only be asked to travel with the person in an ambulance or other vehicle in the exceptional circumstances outlined above.