Support Person for Youth in Custody Volunteer List

Thank you for volunteering to be trained as a support person for young people in custody on the Central Coast. It is NSW law that young people under 18 years of age must have a support person present during a NSW Police interview. 

Support people do NOT provide legal advice. Support people ensure the young person understands what is happened and can request breaks or further explanation if required. Support people have an important role in ensuring due process is being followed by the interviewing officer(s) as young people are recognised with vulnerable status.

For some young people there are no available parents, carers or guardians to perform this function. After community agitation on this issue the Central Coast CLSD is coordinating a list of interested volunteers to be trained by Legal Aid NSW. 

The information you provide below will be used to contact you ahead of upcoming training provided by Legal Aid and the Central Coast Community Legal Centre.

Once has been training completed the list of trained volunteers will be handed to local NSW Police custody officers who will use your details to contact you when they require a support person be present for an interview with a minor.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email tomh@centralcoastclc.org.au  

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* 2. Contact Number

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* 3. Email 

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* 4. Do you have a current Working With Children Check?

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