Appropriate Adults (Custody)
Appropriate Adult Provision – North Lincolnshire
£20.00ph – Supporting vulnerable adults in custody at Birchin Way, Grimsby.
Ongo Recruitment is the sole provider of the Appropriate Adult (adults) Provision for North Lincolnshire.
We are currently recruiting for Appropriate Adults in the North Lincolnshire area, particular experience in previous employment within health and social care would be an advantage. An understanding of legal procedures will also be desirable.
You will be working as part of a team to be available between Monday – Sunday 9am-9pm (end time may vary due to length of booking). This is ad-hoc part time work therefore will be paid on a ‘called-out’ basis only.
Pay rates are £20.00 per hour (first 2 hours), followed by £16.00 per hour for any consecutive hours.
What is an Appropriate Adult?
Appropriate Adults safeguard the rights, entitlements and welfare of vulnerable adults when they are detained or questioned as a suspect in an investigation under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
AA’s should have an understanding of:
- Their purpose and those of other relevant people and procedures
- Suspect welfare. Rights and entitlements
- Mental vulnerability
- Communication needs and strategies
- Local arrangement, policies and protocols
People who may be acting as an AA in terrorism – related investigations will have additional specialist training, visits and shadowing.
AAs should demonstrate independence through their actions and interactions. Wherever possible, they should seek to obtain initial information before their arrival. They should ensure legal advice wherever it is in a person’s best interest to do so and work constructively with legal representatives. The custody record should be used to check treatment and record concerns.
AAs should make robust representations to minimise detention times particularly, but not limited to, during detention reviews. In the same way as legal representatives, AAs should not unreasonably obstruct proper questioning but must feel confident to intervene in interviews to ensure a person is not disadvantaged.
We would welcome applicants from all walks of life for these roles. Applicants with a particular interest in supporting offenders will be desirable and with the desire to learn. You will be required to show empathy and understanding, and strict rules for data protection of highly sensitive information applies.
All applicants will need to be able to have enhanced DBS checks, and driving license is required to be able to travel to the Custody Suite.
Does this sound like your ideal next role? If so, we would love to hear from you.
Please apply directly through this advertisement.