Society recognises that vulnerable adults, particularly those suffering from mental illness or disorder, may need particular assistance and support designed to meet their needs.
In response, the introduction of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) outlined the powers of the police and in part laid down the foundations for the appointment of an Appropriate Adult; a designated person whose role it is to assist a vulnerable adult when they are arrested and detained by the police.
This course examines the background to and role of the Appropriate Adult and will provide viewers with practical hints and tips which can be used when assisting vulnerable adults detained in the police station in practice.
In addition, this course will consider the following topics:
On completion of this course you will:
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