Intellectually disabled to get assistance during police interviews
Persons with intellectual disabilities will get assistance during police interviews, if a pilot project over six months shows promising results.
The project will be carried out at Bedok Police Division starting April.
Attorney-General, Steven Chong, said it is vital that persons with intellectual disabilities receive proper assistance in order to communicate clearly with the police
He was speaking at a drive to recruit volunteers for the project called 'Appropriate Adults'.
Appropriate Adults are those within the community with special skills to assist vulnerable persons.
They include those trained in social work and psychology.
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