Find out more about what appropriate adults can do
- Being an appropriate adult (video and written guides)
- About appropriate adults (video and common questions)
- Easy to read guide to appropriate adults (NAAN & Keyring).
If your appropriate adult is:
- a friend or family member, you can give them some information to help them understand what they should do
- a trained person from an organised scheme, they should follow section 6 of the national standards.
Watch these videos to find out more about what to expect in police custody. They were not made by NAAN.
At the Police Station
By the independent award-winning charity Just for Kids Law
What happens next? Explaining the youth custody process
By Thames Valley Police
Use these links to find out more about your rights if you are arrested or asked to attend a voluntary interview.
For children and young people aged under 18
- So you've been arrested: A two-page leaflet on rights & entitlements for young people (Gov.uk)
- Being interviewed by police? What is going to happen next? (YJLC)
- Coronavirus and the police: a guide for under 18s (YJB)
For people who prefer simpler information
- Easy read notice of rights and entitlements: A 44 page booklet (Gov.uk / Hertfordshire Police)
You may feel that you do not want to tell the police about your needs.
However, if the police do not know about any vulnerabilities, they may not call for an appropriate adult.
If you want to make sure the police know you have needs, you may be interested in having a vulnerabilty identification card.