Guidance

Guidance For Appropriate Adults

Guidance for those who perform the role of ‘appropriate adult’ and the detained person benefiting from the appropriate adult's support.

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This guidance is for both those called upon to perform the role of ‘appropriate adult’ and the detained person benefiting from the appropriate adult’s support.

Appropriate adults have an important role to play in the custody environment by ensuring that the detained person whom they are assisting understands what is happening to them and why.

Published 16 April 2003