The Police and Criminal Evidence Act requires an appropriate adult be present when a juvenile (10-17) or vulnerable adult (due to a mental health or learning disability) is arrested. Normally, this would be a parent, carer or someone known to the individual, but sometimes this isn’t possible and Young Lives Foundation volunteers are called upon. The role is to support the detainee ensuring they understand their rights, the processes and to ensure they are treated properly and fairly.
To apply phone Lisa Warne at the Young Lives Foundation on 01622 693 459. Full training is given along with support. For further information visit Young Lives Foundation.