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Appropriate Consent

Appropriate Consent is sometimes required in relation to Young People detained by the Police, for example, where samples or fingerprints are taken.

Where consent is required it is usually required from the parent or guardian, from the Young Person, or in some circumstances from both. Where the Young Person is subject to a Care Order, consent may be given by the social worker or another representative of the Children and Young People's Service.

An Appropriate Adult, who is not the parent or guardian, cannot give such consent. For further guidance consult the Youth Offending Team Manager.

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