Appropriate Adult Safer Detention Training Programme

The Appropriate Adult (AA) ‘Safer Detention’ Training Programme is designed to provide individuals who perform AA duties in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to discharge their role in a safe and effective manner.  

The programme is intended to support the development of Appropriate Adults employed by Local Authorities, Charities or the Private Sector during their deployment to police custody suites throughout the UK.
The two day course examines the relevant aspects of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, the PACE Codes of Practice and ’Authorised Professional Practice’ issued by the College of Policing. It
provides students with the necessary skills and abilities to safely discharge their responsibilities in respect of juveniles and vulnerable adults.
The programme’s learning outcomes are designed to reflect the requirements of all of the above legislation and guidance and can be enhanced to accommodate organisational and local force policies and procedures.
At the conclusion of the course, students are provided with a competency portfolio to take with them into the workplace for completion with an assigned mentor. The competency portfolio will provide evidence of the student’s wider ability to safely perform the role of an AA to relevant National Occupational Standards.
The student’s development can be supported by our own web based E-learning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) system where each candidate receives twelve, monthly tutorials covering subjects relevant to their role and responsibilities.