Could you be an ‘Appropriate Adult’ volunteer in Croydon?

Posted on September 28th, by Gokcen Odabas in Politics & Society. No Comments

The local Appropriate Adult scheme is run by Croydon Voluntary Action. Could you be a part of it?

What happens when a juvenile or a person with a mental difficulties is taken into custody – something that is already an uneasy experience for a well-functioning adult?

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Croydon’s council leader promises a new relationship with voluntary sector

Posted on August 13th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Sean Creighton attends a meeting which overruns, but no-one seems to mind

A very useful and well-attended meeting of the Croydon Voluntary Sector Alliance took place on Wednesday 30th July. Although it overran its allotted time, its success was clear when lots of people stayed afterwards, exchanging information and talking.

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Event to raise awareness about threatened youth club

Posted on April 3rd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

This Saturday, ABCD will run “Kidulthood to Adhulthood”, an event celebrating the positive work of young people in New Addington. Event organisers intend to use the event to raise awareness about the Timebridge youth club, which is currently under threat from a lack of funding and volunteers.

Time: Saturday 5th April 4PM – 7:30PM

Location: New Addington Baptist Church, 39 Arnhem Drive, New Addington, Croydon, CR0 0EE

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