Information for people who need an AA

What should I expect from my appropriate adult?

What should I expect in police custody?

What are my rights?

How can I make sure the police understand my needs?


What should I expect from my appropriate adult?

Find out more about what appropriate adults can do 

If your appropriate adult is:


What should I expect in police custody?

Watch these videos to find out more about what to expect in police custody. They were not made 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


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.

For everyone

For children and young people aged under 18

For people who prefer simpler information 


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


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