This Appropriate Adult Training course is designed to provide an understanding of the role, theories and principles of Appropriate Adult.

Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • When is an Appropriate Adult needed? legislation and circumstances
  • Understanding the law (legal context) in which appropriate adult is used?
  • Confidentiality of the interview
  • The terminology used within interview situation
  • Lack of privilege over information provided by interviewee to appropriate adult
  • The role of an appropriate adult before, during and after a police interview
  • The need to leave any professional role behind
  • The do’s and don’ts of appropriate adults
  • What happens in court?
  • When there are conflicts of interest
  • Police procedures relating to juveniles and mental health, including arrest and custody
  • Access to legal representation
  • Identification parades and intimate searches
  • Effective communication and listening skills
  • Dealing with challenging behaviour
  • Good practice in dealing with people with mental illness
  • Observation techniques and negotiation skills
  • Role of solicitor vs role of appropriate adult
  • Health & Safety, data protection, equal opportunities
  • Study of legal precedents of case involving appropriate adults
  • Case studies and role plays including pro social modelling

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Level: 2

Max attendees: 15

Course length: 1 day

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

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