Appropriate adults (or AAs) safeguard the welfare, rights and effective participation of children and vulnerable adults detained or interviewed as suspects. NAAN works towards a fairer justice system by improving the effectiveness of appropriate adults.
Training and development
Guidance for professionals
Guidance for the public
PDD June 2019
We held our latest professional development day in Liverpool in June. We're currently planning the next one, which will be in London and will be combined with our AGM .
There to Help 2 (2019) report
NAAN's latest report on AAs for vulnerable adults has been featured in The Guardian.Read more ...
Criminal Law Review article
The Criminal Law Review has published an article on the recent changes to the PACE definition of vulnerability by Dr Roxanna Dehaghani and Chris BathRead more ...
PDD Feb 2019
Our thanks to everyone who made our latest professional development day (February 27th 2019, Bristol) such a success. We're currently planning the next one, which will be in Liverpool in late May 2019.
AGM 2018 + PDD
We held a combined AGM and professional development day on October 18th 2018, at the University of Sunderland in London.