The following is a news story from Hafal’s Big Lottery-funded Young People’s Information Hub. To access the Hub please visit: http://www.hafal.org/hafal/yp_index.php
Hafal’s Young People’s Information Officer John Gilheaney recently attended a meeting of Hafal’s Appropriate Adults (AA) in Cardiff.
An AA is someone who safeguards the rights and welfare of young people and vulnerable adults who find themselves in police custody. The role was created in the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984 to help prevent miscarriages of justice.
John spoke to two young people who have become AAs: Hannah Orriss and Jennie Harris. To read how they’ve helped people with a serious mental illness and maybe even consider if you’d like to become an AA please download a copy of our latest journal. Here’s the link: http://home-5011705817.webspace-host.com/wordpress/mhw/documents/mhw_winter11.pdf