This scheme funded through Surrey Youth Justice Team and Surrey County Council's Mental Health Team, provides for an adult to be present when a juvenile or vulnerable adult is being interviewed in custody, when a parent or other representative is not available. The volunteers are all trained and ready to attend the police station at any time. This scheme is so successful that it has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and is now the only provider of this service to Surrey.
We are always happy to receive enquiries about our work and how you can become involved.
SAAVS, Dean House Farm, Church Lane, Newdigate, Surrey RH5 5DL
T: 01306 631143
For more information about our work please visit www.saavs.org
SAAVS would like to extend their thanks to their amazing group of volunteers, without whom this valuable work would not be possible and these awards could never have been achieved.
Surrey Youth Justice Awards 2007
SAAVS were recognised for their 'Outstanding Contribution' to supporting vulnerable people detained by police at any of the Surrey Custody suites.
Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2005
In 2003 Her Majesty The Queen announced the creation of a new, annual Award to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee.
The Award recognises the vital role played by the hundreds of thousands of ‘unsung heroes’ of the voluntary and community world and emphasises the importance of continuing recognition of their work in the UK.
Surrey Appropriate Adult Volunteer Scheme won this prestigious award in 2005 for: ‘Looking after the welfare of juveniles and vulnerable adults in Surrey while in police custody