Appeal for more Appropriate Adults in South Manchester

Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner is calling on residents in our region to help support young and vulnerable people.

Tony Lloyd is appealing for more volunteers to join their Appropriate Adult scheme.

They’re called upon to help and support a young or vulnerable person as they are dealt with at a custody suite.

Tony Lloyd said: “Local people are invaluable to the Appropriate Adult scheme – without people willing to give up their free time we wouldn’t be able to provide this service.

“These volunteers provide a lifeline for young people and those who are vulnerable, providing help and support during what can be an upsetting and confusing process.

“Greater Manchester boasts an army of activists who are dedicated to making a real difference to the lives of others and their communities.

“Becoming an Appropriate Adult is a unique opportunity to make a difference to local policing and help ensure the integrity of the criminal justice system.”

Appropriate Adults form part of a 24-hour rota and may be called at any time of the day or night to help a young or vulnerable person as they are dealt with at a custody suite.

Full training is provided.

The closing date for applications is Friday 30 September and to find out more and apply visit their website.