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Thursday, 3 April 2014

"Accused Has Low IQ....So?"

"Psychologist Called In"

1 comment:

  1. The role was introduced in England and Wales by the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984 (there is separate legislation in Scotland and Northern Ireland). The aim is to safeguard the rights and welfare of young people and vulnerable adults in police custody, and ensure they know what is happening to them and why.

    The definition of vulnerable adult covers anyone who is or appears to the police custody officer to be younger than 17, people with mental health difficulties, people with a learning disability and those who have trouble communicating and understanding.

    The appropriate adult should support and advise a young person or vulnerable adult in police custody and facilitate communication between them and the police. However, they do not give legal advice and are not covered by legal privilege, so they can be questioned as a witness by the police, or in court, about what they discuss with people in custody.