If you are under 18 years of age and are detained by the police then your parent or guardian should be informed. The police cannot interview you until they are present.

The exception to this is that there is “an immediate risk of harm “ to another person or serious loss/damage to property.

(NOTE: CAGE represents cases of individuals based on the remit of our work. Supporting a case does not mean we agree with the views or actions of the individual. Content published on CAGE may not reflect the official position of our organisation.)