Closing date: 31/10/2021
Various Locations within Ceredigion
Do you have experience working with children and/or young people?
Do you want to make a difference by offering specialised support to those in need?
If you answered yes, then we would like to hear from you…
Under the Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE) Act 1984, children, young people should not be interviewed by police officers about their suspected involvement in a criminal offence in the absence of an Appropriate Adult (AA). Currently, we are looking for volunteers who can attend custody suites in Ceredigion.
A volunteer Appropriate Adult role is very important to safeguard the welfare of the child aged from 10 up to 18 years. The Appropriate Adult role is to facilitate communication, ensure the child’s rights are respected and upheld; to ensure the police interview is conducted in line with PACE and that interviewing officers take the child’s age into account.
Volunteer Appropriate Adults attend police stations in Ceredigion when requested to attend for the following:
After the successful completion of a volunteer application form, having had their details verified, volunteers will be invited to an interview, either online or face to face (Following a Covid-19 risk assessment and safety procedures).
We need volunteers who are able to commit to being called out at the last minute during the week including evenings and weekends, following on from the preparatory training.
This role requires volunteers to have a full driving licence and access to their own car.
Application Form I Email: Tallulah.Moonlight@ceredigion.gov.uk
If you would like an application form or an informal chat about the role, before volunteering as an AA, then contact Tallulah Moonlight at the email address above.
This volunteer position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
No formal qualifications are required as full training is given and ‘out of pocket’ expenses are reimbursed.
We are at the core of Ceredigion’s through-age social care provision and we focus on ensuring that each individual receives the intervention that is best placed to meet their needs or, where necessary, guide them to early help or specialist services. Our functions include:
Porth Gofal Intake and Triage Team