Northamptonshire County Council have asked us to advertise that Catch22 are looking for volunteers to act as Appropriate Adults for young people who are being interviewed in police custody.
If you have a full driving licence, access to a vehicle, are able to work on an evening, weekend and bank holiday, and would like to help a young person, then Catch22 could be the volunteering role you’ve been looking for.
When a young person under the age of 18 is arrested and taken to a police custody suite, they need to have a parent or responsible adult present during the interview to act as an appropriate adult. If an appropriate adult is not available, Catch22 provide a trained volunteer to act in their place.
Appropriate adults must be aged over 18 years, their role is to ensure that while the young person is in custody, they are treated fairly and their welfare is protected. Appropriate adults will also facilitate the interview and ensure that the police follow the correct procedure.
Shifts operate on a rota basis between:
· Monday to Friday – 9am to 5.30pm / 5:30pm to 12pm
· Weekend and bank holidays – 8am to 1pm /1pm to 6pm / 6pm to 12pm
For further information and to apply, email Lesley Griffin or call 07540673818.
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