PACE Code Changes 2018
We've published a guide to the revised versions of PACE Codes and we're making it available to non-members.
From midnight 31st July 2018, significant revisions to PACE Codes C, E, F, and H come into force. While many reflect earlier legislative change, there are also some entirely new provisions. Revisions include:
- There are no longer exceptions for 17 year olds
- Guidance on ‘impracticable’ accommodation transfers has changed
- The terminology and test for whether an AA is required for an adult has changed
- The definition of adults for whom an AA is required has changed.
- There are new actions required of police regarding identifying vulnerability
- There is a more detailed description of the AA role
- There are new responsibilities on police regarding the AA
- The police must record their initial actions in relation to juveniles and vulnerable people
- The AA’s right to insist on a legal advisor is made clearer
- Interviews over live link are allowed
- Voluntary interview procedures and safeguards set out in clear detail
- A wider range of recording devices is allowed, including some body worn video cameras
- Authorisations for extended and further detention over live link are now allowed