Information for people who need an AA

What are my rights?

Use these links to find out more about your rights if you are arrested or asked to attend a voluntary interview.


What should I expect in police custody?

Watch these videos to find out more about what to expect in police custody. These videos have not been produced 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


How can I make sure the police understand my needs?

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


What should I expect from my appropriate adult?

You can find out more about the role of an appropriate adult here.

If you have a trained appropriate adult, they should follow section 6 of the national standards.   

We also have an 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. Reading this will also help you know what they should do.


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