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 What is an Appropriate Adult?

  • Appropriate Adults achieve a fairer justice system by safeguarding the welfare and rights of children and vulnerable adults detained or interviewed by police.
  • Often volunteers from the local community, they can sometimes be the difference between life and death.

What is NAAN?

  • NAAN aims to ensure the rights and welfare of the most vulnerable people in our society by developing effective appropriate adults.
  • We are a registered charity and a membership organisation open to organisations and individuals.
  • Once you've had a chance to view the benefits we hope you'll become a member.      

How can I become an Appropriate Adult?

How can I support NAAN's work?

  • NAAN is a registered charity. As an alternative to becoming a member, you can simply donate online at