Being an Appropriate Adult is a challenging, fulfilling and often rewarding role. You don’t need previous knowledge of legal procedures or social work. The role of the Appropriate Adult is not to provide legal advice, but to offer impartial support and be a friendly face in the absence of a family member or carer to people who may be feeling frightened, bewildered and confused in an unfamiliar situation and environment.
As an Appropriate Adult you’ll join a team of local volunteers and will be on call at times to suit you. You will be available to answer a call to custody in a swift and professional manner, in all weathers and with very little notice. You will offer vital support to vulnerable people when they need it most.