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Supporting 'Vulnerable' Detainees through a Student Volunteering Service.

Peacock, Donna and Cosgrove, Faye (2021) Supporting 'Vulnerable' Detainees through a Student Volunteering Service. Working Paper. CASS Working Paper No. 7, Sunderland, UK.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)


Introduced in March 2017, the Northumbria Local Appropriate Adult scheme (NLAAS) was created by a partnership between the University of Sunderland, Northumbria Police and the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office (OPCC). Police codes of practice require the police to secure an Appropriate Adult to support a 'vulnerable person' when detained, yet no official body is required to provide this support for adults. This paper will consider the use of student volunteers as Appropriate Adults through the voices of custody officers and the student volunteers and provides an initial evaluation of the scheme.

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Depositing User: Leah Maughan


Item ID: 13594
Identification Number: 978-1-906832-44-5

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ORCID for Donna Peacock: ORCID iD
ORCID for Faye Cosgrove: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2021 10:14
Last Modified: 16 May 2022 11:45


Author: Donna Peacock ORCID iD
Author: Faye Cosgrove ORCID iD

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