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Provision of an Appropriate Adult Service

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 requires that Children and Young People aged 10 – 16 years (inclusive) and Vulnerable Adults aged 17 years and over, must have an ‘Appropriate Adult’ with them (unless exceptional circumstances apply) when they are interviewed by Police Officers about their suspected involvement in a criminal offence.


This report seeks approval from the Executive Director for Children, Young People and Families to approve a county wide tender for the provision of an Appropriate Adult Service Contract for Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster Youth Justice Services.  This Contract will be managed and lead by Sheffield Youth Justice Service.

Decision type: Non-Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/03/2020

Scrutiny Committee: Children, Young People and Family Support Scrutiny Committee;

Decision due: 11 Mar 2020 by Executive Director, People Services

Lead member: Cabinet Adviser for Children and Families

Lead director: Executive Director, People Services

Contact: Sam Martin Email: Tel: 0114 2296140.

Date agenda documents available: 26/3/20