Information for family members

Acting as an appropriate adult

Family members are often asked to act as an appropriate adult. Guidance provided to family members is not always detailed enough to enable them to act effectively. The information provided below is intended to help untrained appropriate adult do the best possible job for their family member. 

  • Guidance for parents, carers and other untrained AAs (Home Office, 2003)

Finding a trained appropriate adult

Family members are not always in a position to act as a person's appropriate adult. This might be because they are unavailable, unsuitable (for example if they may be a witness) or they simply don't feel they are the right person to take on the role. Within the NAAN membership, there are many local organised schemes which can provide a trained appropriate adult. 

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