Volunteer – Appropriate Adult

Volunteer – Appropriate Adult

Young People Somerset
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  • Closing date: Sunday April 1st, 2018 12:00am
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We are seeking volunteers to act as Appropriate Adults in support of either a juvenile or a vulnerable adult detainee in police custody and to ensure that the detained person for whom you are acting understands what is happening to them and why.  This is a varied, challenging and rewarding role.  Excellent communication, listening and problem solving skills are essential. Experience of working with vulnerable adults or young people is useful but not essential.

Main duties include:
• Support, assist and ensure the person understands their rights and the police processes while in custody.
• To ensure the health, well-being, legal rights and entitlements of the vulnerable young person whilst in custody are in accordance with PACE.
• To assist with communication between the detained person and the police.
• To discuss with the Custody Officer any concerns and requests arising from the call-out and bring to the custody officer’s attention any issue that needs to be dealt with.

Location: Bridgwater Custody Suite

We are looking for volunteers living within a 12 mile radius of Bridgwater Custody Unit. 

Training will be provided – the next training date is Wednesday 14th June.

We require people with either good daytime or evenings/weekends availability. 

For further information contact:

Community Involvement Team
Young People Somerset
5 – 7 West End
BA16 0LG

Tel: 01458 440820