Recorded requirement for an appropriate adult for adult suspects

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Dear Nottinghamshire 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

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your response.

By way of clarification, and to avoid the need for repetition, the data being requested is for the financial year (12 month period) from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018, not the three months of the calendar year to 31st March 2018.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Bath

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will be forwarded to the relevant department and you will be notified
where this has been passed to.

 

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If you have information about any crime, you can contact us on the
non-emergency number: 101.

 

In an emergency, for example where life is in danger or a crime in
progress, call 999.

 

Thank you

 

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Nottinghamshire Police

 

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Freedom of Information, Nottinghamshire Police

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Sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

 

Caprice Eustace

Administration Assistant

 

Information Management Department

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Arnold

Nottingham

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