Appropriate Adults are needed when a parent is not able to attend a police interview involving their child.
Sometimes they can’t be present because they’re a witness or somehow involved in the case. So the police will ask for an AA from CANW.
CANW is expanding its AA services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Cumbria. We are seeking local people in all locations to act as AA’s for young people and vulnerable adults. You will receive full training and remuneration for the hours that you work – in return we ask that you are available for a few hours a week to attend your local Police Station when required.
Outline of Service:
In accordance with PACE 84 and National Standard Guidance to ensure the rights of the young people and adults are safeguarded and promoted within the custody setting. This service runs 365 days per year across pan Lancashire and Authorities within Greater Manchester.
- Provide an AA service for Young People and Adults as per current guidance
- To provide support and advice to parents acting as AA
- To provide detailed reports to the YJS of all young people for whom the service as acted within 1 working day following the intervention.
- To negotiate with the police in relation to Voluntary attendance requests
- To provide a service for all CIOC who are arrested
- To provide quarterly updates on the performance of the service
- To ensure that the service provided meets the required national standards
- To work in partnership with Police, YJS, Courts and EDT
- To work in accordance of National Association of Appropriate Adult Network