Being arrested and held in police custody is unpleasant. People often appreciate being met by a friendly face when they are released. This is a guide to doing effective police station support.
The information you record outside the police station will help XR Arrest and Legal Support contact the arrestee for support, and can make the difference between a conviction and an acquittal.
This guide contains information about how to prepare for police station support; what to do at the police station; tips on liaising with lawyers and appropriate adults; what information to collect for follow-up support and a guide to some basic First Aid and acute mental health support.
Here is a PDF Guide on offering Police Station Support for arrestees
Here is a leaflet to give to arrestees once they've been released, to help them stay in touch with XR Legal