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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. 


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PDD & AGM 2019/20

NAAN's AGM will take place on 18th December 2019 in London. The event includes this year's London professional development day.  Find out more and book tickets

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.

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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 Bath 

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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. 

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