'Appropriate adults' wanted to help youths after they have been arrested

Hertfordshire Constabulary is recruiting for adult volunteers to stand in as a parent or carer for youths when they have been arrested.

When those under the age of 18 are arrested they are usually accompanied to the police station by a parent or carer to make sure they are supported and treated fairly.

Sometimes a guardian cannot be with them and so an ‘appropriate adult’ is asked to attend the police station to fulfil this responsibility.

Hertfordshire's Youth Justice Service works in partnership with Hertfordshire Police recruits and trains appropriate adult volunteers.

Once trained, the agreed availability of each appropriate adult is placed on a rota system by the Youth Justice Service to attend the police station when required.

The next two-day training event will be held on Tuesday, February 25 and Tuesday, March 4 from 7pm to 10pm at Hatfield Police station, in Comet Way, Hatfield.

To book a place on the training, email Jennie Jenner at Jennie.Jenner@hertfordshire.gov.uk

For more information contact Pip Lake-Benson on 07799341544 or email Pip.Lake-Benson@hertfordshire.gov.uk


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