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Appropriate Adult Volunteer

Appropriate Adult Volunteer

Whenever the police detain a child or young person (aged 10 to 17), or interview them as a voluntary attender, they must inform an appropriate adult as soon as is practicable and ask them to attend.
The appropriate adult’s role is to protect the interests of the child or young person. Their responsibilities include:

  • Promoting the emotional and physical well being of young people
  • Advising detained children or young people
  • Ensuring that interviews are conducted properly and fairly
  • Facilitating communication between a child / young person and the police.

This will clearly be supported by a comprehensive training package and assistance from the Youth Crime Officer.

If you are interested in becoming an Appropriate Adult please complete the below application form and send to the address provided.

Appropriate Adult Application Form