This guide aims to provide parents and family members with information about the processes involved if their disabled child has contact with the police, their rights, and useful organisations and resources which can provide further help and support.
* Due to recent legislation 17 year olds are now included in the definition of arrested juvenile. They are no longer classed as adults in police custody and can have an appropriate adult present when questioned or cautioned.
First published 2011. This edition 2015. Review date 2018.