CCP's Appropriate Adults scheme provides trained volunteers who act as Appropriate Adults to 10 - 16 year olds whose parents cannot, or will not, attend whilst their children are held in Police custody. The scheme is also available to adults with mental health or learning difficulties. The Appropriate Adults are often the first meaningful support these vulnerable people have when they find themselves in contact with the Criminal Justice System.
The Appropriate Adults role is to ensure legal rights are observed, provide non-judgmental moral support and monitor the welfare of the young person or vulnerable adult during police interview and whilst held in the cells.
Volunteering times for this scheme are very flexible. Once you are trained you will specify times that you may be called to volunteer. When a request for an Appropriate Adult is received the volunteer coordinator will contact the available volunteers to find who is free to attend.
Volunteers from all age groups are welcomed, however the minimum age for this role is 18. Wheelchair access. DBS checks are carried out, however a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from volunteering.
What are they looking for?
Full training given but must have the ability to establish an effective rapport with young people who may be withdrawn, obstructive or frightened in an environment or situation that causes them acute anxiety.
To do this role, you need to be able to get to Gable Cross Police Station, Swindon SN3 4RB at an hour's notice
When: From 02/06/2017 to 01/09/2017, Any day/time
Age requirements: Over 18
Gable Cross Police Station, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 4RB
CCP (Caring for Communities and People) exists to improve the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults who have multiple and complex needs. Their priority is to those who have been excluded or have excluded themselves from mainstream services.
CCP work in partnership with the person and other agencies to create a sustainable and portable package of care and support networks, which enable them to realise their aspirations and reach their full potential in life.
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