An Appropriate Adult” is the term used by the police to describe the social worker who is called in to support a juvenile witness when she or he is being interviewed and it is a role that I regularly performed in stations all over London, the south east and occasionally further afield, across a period of over twenty years.

Limehouse police station, one of two local nicks (Mile End was the other) where I spent far too much time in the 80s & 90s