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'Appropriate Adult' scheme to be introduced this year

Thu, 08 Jan 2015

Young and vulnerable people being interviewed by police will be better protected in 2015.

An Appropriate Adult Scheme has been launched as a collaborative initiative between government, police, the Youth Justice Team, an Island-based charity and the Centre for Information Resource, Care and Assistance.

It's set to be a lifeline for children and adults who don't have a parent or guardian to call on for support when they are arrested.

Volunteers are to be recruited and trained to provide assistance for young offenders and others - like those with mental health issues and learning difficulties.

Anyone interested in applying for the role can contact CIRCA on 613713. 

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