The Appropriate Adult Service provides Triage, Reparation services, Restorative Justice and supervised contact services 24 hours a day, seven days a weekTAAS has been established for over 10 years and has developed an excellent reputation for providing cost-effective, reliable and professional support solutions to all agencies involved in the criminal justice system.


These include...

  • Police
  • YOT Teams
  • Adult Social Services
  • British Transport Police
  • Solicitors
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • PCT
  • DWP

TAAS has developed a number of different services, each of which offer support to multiple statutory authorities.


Each service can be specifically tailored to suit to exact requirements of the commisioning organization.


Every one of our services is run with the same ethos, with a focus on providing the service that meets the needs of the individual authority whilst delivering on our promises each and every time the service is used.


The services currently offered by TAAS include:

  • Appropriate Adults at Police Stations
  • Appropriate Adults at Voluntary Interview
  • Appropriate Adults at Court
  • Victim / Witness Support
  • Youth Triage
  • Reparation
  • Restorative Justice
  • Bail Support Programme
  • Intensive Supervision and Support Programme


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ASDAN Accredited Partner

ASDAN Education is an official Awarding Body working in partnership with The Appropriate Adult Service
by accrediting and certificating their training programme.

ASDAN is approved by the Department for Education in the United Kingdom.



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Appropriate Adult Service:

We have a 100% record of meeting all referrals made to the appropriate adult service, and our average response time is just 40 mins. The appropriate adult service is fully comprehensive and includes all the monitoring and reporting as required by the Youth Justice Board.



Triage is designed to make rapid assessments of young people and to assist in the decision making process as to whether they need to enter into the criminal justice system. The main aim is to reduce the number of young people entering the Youth Justice System for low level offences.

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Our reparation service can include the coordination of the entire scheme, including identifying placements and conducting health and safety checks, or provide individuals to supervise the sessions as arranged by the YOT.

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Supervised Contact:

As with all the TAAS services, the supervised contact service is entirely flexible and designed around the needs of the service user. We can provide transport to and from the session, and will supervise contacts in the family home, in contact centres or more activity based contact sessions.

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If you would like to work for The Appropriate Adult Service please visit our Vacancies page.