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Professionals working with separated children and those wishing to act as an appropriate adult in age-assessments.
A child or young person undergoing an age assessment have the right to have an appropriate adult present with them during the interviews. The course outlines the role of an appropriate adult in the age-assessment, framing it within the broader asylum process and exploring the relations with the other professionals involved.
Aims and objectives
By completing this course participants will have a practical understanding of:
- What is an appropriate adult and The Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) guidance
- What makes a lawful assessment
- Before and after assessment meetings
- Case studies
- Decisions and challenges