In England and Wales this means a person aged 18 or over.
Someone’s age can make a difference to how they are treated by the police and in the criminal courts.
Age assessment is a process to decide someone’s age. This happens when the authorities (the police or social services or the court) dispute the age a child says they are.
A responsible person aged 18 or over who supports children and vulnerable adults detained at the police station or being interviewed by the police.
Child jointly charged with an adult
A child who is accused of committing a crime with an adult (someone aged 18 or over).
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