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The role of an Appropriate Adult at the Police station

The aim of appropriate adults is to safeguard the welfare and rights of vulnerable people while in police custody. They exist to reduce the risk of miscarriages of justice carried out against vulnerable people when obtaining evidence from them during a police investigation.

National Autistic Society would like to invite you to take part in their online survey about young autistic people's experiences or worries with being involved in the criminal justice system.

Holly Judge and Clare Hughes from the National Autistic Society are leading a research project about young autistic people's experiences or concerns with being involved in the UK criminal justice system (involved 25 yrs and under). They are seeking perspectives of autistic adults, family members, professionals (including CJ professionals). There is an opportunity to be interviewed on your experiences after completion of the survey.

How to contact Autism in the CJS