This year, the University of Sunderland is kindly providing its London base as a venue.
Please note that agenda is currently being developed and is subject to change. However, in order to allow you to confidently book your travel in advance, the start and finish times will not change.
10.00 – Registration and refreshments
10.30 – AGM
Members will be asked to accept the annual report and elect people to (or stand for election to) NAAN‘s board of trustees.
11.15 – Open Space
Your most important appropriate adult issues are guaranteed to be on the agenda – because you define the agenda! Bring your challenges and bright ideas and share them with colleagues. Move freely between discussions when you’ve contributed or gained what you could.
12.45 – Networking Lunch
A sandwich buffet lunch and a chance to informally network with AA professionals
13.30 – Panel session: Working together to identify and support vulnerable suspects of all ages.
Recent changes to PACE Code C have placed greater emphasis on identifying vulnerabilities, both in adult and child suspects. What will this look like in practice? How can practitioners from different disciplines work together to ensure suspects get the support they need? We’re putting together a practice-focused panel to stimulate discussions about effective practice.
Panel members include:
- Sgt Chris Bentley (Custody Sergeant, West Yorkshire Police)
- Dr Isabel Clare (Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, University of Cambridge and former AA)
- David Tremlett (Senior Health Care Professional, UK Association of Forensic Nurses and Paramedics Steering Group Member, Member of The International Association of Forensic Nurses)
- Ivan Trethewey (NHS England Liaison and Diversion)
- Police station legal representative (invited)
- Grev Wallington (NAAN Effective Practice Manager and former AA scheme co-ordinator)
15:15 – Updates and wrap up
15.30 – Close
Dave Tremlett qualified as a Registered General Nurse in October 2001. After spending 2 years working in Elderly Medicine and the community setting he became a Custody Nurse in November 2003. Dave is now approaching his 16th year working in Police Custody and volunteers his time on the steering group for the United Kingdom Association of Forensic Nurses. He is also a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and likes to share his daily work on his twitter account @NurseCustody.
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This cross-government Victims Strategy sets out a criminal justice system-wide response to improving the support offered to victims of crime and incorporates actions from all criminal justice agencies, including the police, Criminal Prosecution Service and courts.
This strategy builds on the good progress the Government has made over the past few years to ensure victims have the right help in the aftermath of a crime and are properly supported in the process of seeing justice delivered.
The Government’s vision is for a justice system that supports even more victims to speak up by giving them the certainty that they will be understood, that they will be protected, and that they will be supported throughout their journey, regardless of their circumstances or background.
FFLM | Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine Consent from children and young people in police custody in England and Wales for medical examinations
The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine have published guidance for clinicians working in forensic healthcare, specifically police custody, on the therapeutic and forensic considerations for children and young adults.
The legal position of children and young people under the age of 18 years (the legal upper limit of childhood) is different to that of those over 18 years. This legal difference applies to consent to, and refusal of, treatment and examination by child detainees, i.e. those under the age of 18 years. In this document, the terms ‘child’ and ‘young person’ are used interchangeably.
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This report published by the Independent Office for Police Conduct presents figures on deaths during or following police contact that happened between 1 April 2017 and 31March 2018. It provides a definitive set of figures for England and Wales, and an overview of the nature and circumstances in which these deaths occurred.
This publication is the fourteenth in a series of statistical reports on this subject, published annually by the Independent Office for Police Conduct, formerly the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). On January 8 2018, IPCC became the Independent Office for Police Conduct. This change was set out in the Policing and Crime Act 2017. The change was made because the IPCC had double in size since 2013, taking on six times as many investigations – and we asked the Government for structural changes to better suit our much-expanded organisation. To produce these statistics, the IOPC examines the circumstances of all deaths that are referred to us. We decide whether the deaths meet the criteria for inclusion in the report under one of the following categories:
- road traffic fatalities
- fatal shootings
- deaths in or following police custody> apparent suicides following police custody
- other deaths following police contact that were subject to an independent investigation
In 2014, the government established a working group on children in custody to address long-standing problems in the transfer of children from police custody to local authority accommodation, which is a requirement under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and the Children Act 1989.
This group, which included representatives from across government, found that forces and local authorities often misunderstand their statutory obligations and very few have the effective local collaboration in place to ensure that these transfers happen as they should.
In order to improve understanding and help forces and local authorities build effective collaboration at a local level, the working group produced the concordat on children in custody, clearly setting out each party’s duties and providing a protocol for how transfers should work in practice.
The FFLM have liaised with Elsevier and the following articles from the Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (Second Edition) have been made available, free of charge:
• Mental Health: Suicide in the Criminal Justice System – Prevalence, Risk Factors, Prediction, and Prevention –http://bit.ly/2x2PUGw
• Terrorism: Terrorism – Medicolegal Aspects – http://bit.ly/2wr5hF5.
Access will be free for three months.
The FFLM hope you will enjoy reading them and that you will consider buying the Encyclopedia.