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1 Day Course

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Where and When

Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK, contact us for availability.

Accredited Course

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

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Course Overview

There are many different reasons why vulnerable young people can become involved in criminal behaviour and may need to be supported by an appropriate adult. This is often a responsibility which is considered a part of working with vulnerable young people.

This training course explains the role of an appropriate adult, key responsibilities, states factors relating to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (1984) and evaluates how the role of the appropriate adult may vary depending on whether the young person is known to you (somebody you support) or an unknown young person.

This training course considers preparations to be made in advance of supporting a young person and identifies potential reasons why an individual may be unsuitable to support a young person as an appropriate adult in a particular case.

This training course identifies different types of criminal behaviour and explains different factors which may influence a young person towards criminal behaviour from the perspective of their home influences, identity, people, attitude and necessity (including potential grooming or force issues).

This training course describes different ways which a young person may impacted emotionally whilst in custody and how they may react (behave). This course also considers the feelings and impact of an appropriate adult whilst supporting a young person through this process.

This training course explains the rights of a young person being held in custody, the rights of an appropriate adult providing support and the rights and responsibilities of the police when holding a young person in custody.

This training course identifies potential support needs for a young person when preparing and returning to the home following a time in custody including considerations for staffing, monitoring and emotional support.

This training course considers how support staff may need to be supported following on from being an appropriate adult including the need for debriefing following supporting a young person as an appropriate adult. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand the role of at appropriate adult
  • 1.1Recognise links between safeguarding, duty and care and the role of an appropriate adult
  • 1.2Identify different factors which may link into how likely it is that you may become involved as an appropriate adult for a young person (including the type of support service, approaches of young people, service policy and procedure etc.)
  • 1.3Evaluate how the role of the appropriate adult may vary depending on whether the young person is known to you (somebody you support) or an unknown person
  • 1.4Explain key responsibilities of an appropriate adult
  • 1.5Identify potential reasons why an individual may be unsuitable to support a young person as an appropriate adult in a particular case
2Understand principles of PACE (1984) legislation
  • 2.1State key factors relating to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (1984)
3Understand influencing factors for vulnerable young people
  • 3.1Identify different types of criminal behaviour
  • 3.2Explain different factors which may influence a young person towards criminal behaviour from the perspective of; Home Influences, Identity Influences, People Influences, Attitude Influences Necessity / Force Influences
4Understand the impact (emotions and reactions) of being in custody
  • 4.1Describe different ways which a young person may impacted emotionally whilst in custody
  • 4.2Describe different ways which a young person may react (behave) whilst in custody
  • 4.3Explain the feelings and impact of an appropriate adult whilst supporting a young person in custody
5Understand the processes of supporting a young person in custody (including once a young person returns to their home or service)
  • 5.1Know the rights of a young person being held in custody
  • 5.2Know the rights of an appropriate adult providing support including issues relating to; Interviews, Searches and Sampling, Detention and Charging and Legal Advice
  • 5.3Know the rights and responsibilities of the police when holding a young person in custody
  • 5.4Explain key support considerations for when preparing for a young person to return to their home
  • 5.5Explain support methods which may need to be adapted in providing initial support when a young person has returned home
6Understand the support needs of an appropriate adult including the emotional impact and the need to debrief
  • 6.1Consider how support staff may need to be supported following on from being an appropriate adult
  • 6.2Consider needs relating to suitable information sharing and confidentiality
  • 6.3Identify with the importance of debriefing following supporting a young person as an appropriate adult

Accreditation

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

Certification

Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Additional Information

Training course duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

Availability of this training course

This Appropriate Adult Training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Audience for this course

This Appropriate Adult Training course is designed for professionals working with children and young people who need to know about how to represent a vulnerable person as an appropriate adult including support teams, education professionals and foster carers.

QCF Units

This Appropriate Adult Training training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children's Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce.

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