Recorded requirement for an appropriate adult for adult suspects

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Dear Northamptonshire Police,

I am seeking up-to-date information about the proportion of police detentions/interviews of suspects in which the requirement for an appropriate adult (as defined by the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 Codes of Practice, principally Code C paragraph 1.4) was recognised and recorded by officers.

I would be grateful if you could provide the following data for your force area, for the period of the year to March 2018, and limited to adult (persons aged 18 or over) suspects only:

1. The total number of authorised detentions
2. The total number of authorised detentions in which the need for an appropriate adult was recorded
3. The total number of voluntary interviews
4. The total number of voluntary interviews in which the need for an AA was recorded

If this data is not held (or cannot be compiled within the cost limits) for the requested period, please provide any relevant data for the most recent possible period.

If this data is not held (or cannot be compiled within the cost limits) for any period, I would be grateful for any information by way of explanation (e.g. no records of voluntary interviews are held; the requirement for an AA is not systematically stored in custody information systems).

It would be very helpful if the data could be provided in Excel readable format (i.e. XLS, XLSX or CSV).

Forces kindly shared similar data in relation to 2012/13 and 2013/14 to inform the Home Secretary's commission on AAs for vulnerable adults (the There to Help report 2015). In defining this request I have consulted with the NPCC and APCC to seek to ensure that the request was proportionate and relevant to national efforts to improve AA provision for vulnerable adult suspects.

Thank you for your efforts in relation to this request.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Bath

Dear Northamptonshire Police,

Thank you again for considering my request. Please could you advise when you will be able to provide a response?

Yours faithfully,

Chris Bath

Bailey Michael,

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Bath,

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Our Ref: 004501/18

With reference to your e-mail received 20/07/2018 requesting information:

This is to inform you that Northamptonshire Police will not be able to complete the response to your request within 20 working days. However, every effort will be made to ensure that you receive an appropriate response as soon as possible. The ICO is aware and we are currently enacting a recovery plan.

On behalf of Northamptonshire Police, I do apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by this delay and if you wish to discuss this any further then please contact the undersigned.

Northamptonshire Police provides a review and appeals procedure within the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If you decide to make an appeal and, having followed the full process you are still dissatisfied, you will then have the right to direct your comments to the Information Commissioner who will give due consideration to the matter. See Appendix 'a' attached.

Yours sincerely

Michael Bailey (C0106) | Professional Standards | Information Assurance Unit | Information Auditor
Telephone 101 | Ext 343130
Email [email address]
Address Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ
If calling from outside Northamptonshire please call 03000 111 222

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Bailey Michael,

Dear Mr Bath,

Northamptonshire police has experienced high demand for FOI and has a significant backlog to clear with very limited resources. Unfortunately we are not able to provide a time scale for responding to your request but it will be as soon as we are able. On behalf of Northamptonshire Police, I do apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by this
delay.

Kind regards

Michael Bailey (C0106) | Professional Standards | Information Assurance Unit | Information Auditor  
Telephone 101 | Ext 343130
Email [email address]
Address Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ
If calling from outside Northamptonshire please call 03000 111 222

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Barrie Gemma,

2 Atodiad

Dear Sir/Madam   

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Our Ref: 004501/18

 

With reference to your e-mail received 20/07/2018 requesting information
as reproduced below:

 

I would be grateful if you could provide the following data for  your
force area, for the period of the year to March 2018, and limited to adult
(persons aged 18 or over) suspects only:

 

1. The total number of authorised detentions

2. The total number of authorised detentions in which the need for an
appropriate adult was recorded

3. The total number of voluntary interviews

4. The total number of voluntary interviews in which the need for an AA
was recorded

 

Please find our response in the attached document.

 

I trust you find this information to be satisfactory but if you have any
further queries please do not hesitate to contact me. On behalf of
Northamptonshire Police I would like to apologise for the delay in getting
this information to you.

 

Northamptonshire Police provides a review and appeals procedure within the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If you decide to make an
appeal and, having followed the full process you are still dissatisfied,
you will then have the right to direct your comments to the Information
Commissioner who will give due consideration to the matter. See Appendix
'a' attached.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Barrie

C1374 Gemma Barrie| Freedom of Information Officer and Researcher

Force Information Unit | Professional Standards Department

Northamptonshire Police

 

Telephone: 101 | Ext No. 343701 - (If calling from outside
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NN4 0JQ

 

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