HUSSO has been nominated for the Project Volunteer Award at the Yorkshire Women Volunteer Awards in Leeds on Friday, 10th May.
The student volunteer group has been nominated for the Appropriate Adult Scheme, a project that gives first-hand experience of an active role in police investigations as Appropriate Adults. The program, organised in partnership with Humberside Police and the Crime Commissioner’s Office, has already trained twenty-nine active student volunteers to become appropriate adults, who protect the interests of vulnerable adults in police interview situations.
Appropriate adults are required to support, advise and help people understand their rights throughout investigations.
As the project’s student lead, Second Year Law Student, Chloe Crooks is responsible for co-ordinating volunteers. Chloe, 19, said:
“It’s an honour for HUSSO to be nominated for this award. The project has come such a long way since the start and is rapidly expanding. It feels rewarding for the volunteers that their hard work is recognised, it’s a wonderful experience and we’re all enjoying getting experience for our future career paths and courses.
As Project Leader, I am very proud of both the project and all the volunteers. We are all very grateful for this nomination so, thank you to HUSSO, Humberside Police and our volunteers for making this project work so well.”
Police Crime Commissioner, Keith Hunter recently attended the university to thank students for their work.
The Appropriate Adult Scheme is only the second of its kind in the country and has provided specialised and useful experiences for students. We’ve got our fingers crossed for the night!