This web page is an introduction and does not cover all the issues. For more general information, see CCLC’s fact sheet on the age assessment process, and also download the full fact sheet at the side and bottom of this page for more detailed information on the appropriate adult role. This webpage is correct as of February 2019.
This page provides information on the role of appropriate adult during an age assessment, and outlines the limitations of the role, why it is important and who should do it.
What is an ‘appropriate adult’?
What does the role entail?
Who can act as an appropriate adult at an age assessment?
What if a young person says they do not want an appropriate adult present?
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