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Appropriate Adult (TD)

The role of the appropriate adult is not to provide legal advice but to offer impartial support and be a friendly face in the absence of a family member or carer, to people who may be feeling frightened, bewildered, and confused in an unfamiliar situation.

You will receive AA training and attend meetings to ensure you feel confident. Safeguarding training and DBS form will also need to be completed. It's challenging, fulfilling and often rewarding role as you'll be offering vital support when it's needed most.

You must be willing, where necessary, to challenge the police on any actions or decisions you feel are unsuitable in a specific case

As an appropriate adult you'll join a team of local volunteers and will be on call at times to suit you. You will be available to answer a call to custody in a swift and professional manner, in all weathers and with very little notice.

The custody centres in Surrey are in Guildford, Woking, Epsom, Reigate (Salfords) and Staines and you should be able to reach them within 30 minutes of being called in a reliable car.  If you are not mobile and are walking they want you to be live close to the centre for health and safety reasons.

What skills do I need?

Listening, Non Judgemental, Empathy, talking to Others

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SAAVS - Surrey Appropriate Adult Volunteer Service (CSVA)

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  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Disability
  • Emergency Response
  • Mental Health
  • Prisoners & Ex-Offenders


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When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 01/09/2017

End Date: 31/12/2020

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