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You can negotiate an appointment to attend unless it is time sensitive which is not likely or they would have just arrested you.
You need to arrange a voluntary interview though because if you don't they will just come and arrest you.
They prefer voluntary interviews because they are not labour intensive for them though.
I wouldn't mention depression or autism though. It won't stop the proceedings. It will just lead to the need for an appropriate adult which will add nothing and slow everything down.
As far as the search goes, they have received an allegation. That is evidence. They are not allowed to just ignore them. They have to investigate.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Do not refuse the solicitor you will be offered.