Practice guide for Support workers

Our latest publication is for support workers who find the person with learning disabilities they support in the criminal justice system. It shows how to make a well-informed, constructive contribution, which is valued, not just by the person they support, but also by partner professionals in the criminal justice system.

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SOLD Practice Guide for Support Workers

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Practice Guide for support staff: people with communication support needs in the Scottish criminal justice system

This is the second edition, updated from October 2017. It has been produced by SOLD in consultation with partners in Police Scotland, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Scottish Prison Service, NHS, Law Society of Scotland, Scottish Legal Aid Board, Social Work, Independent Advocacy and the voluntary sector.The guide aims to help support staff working with a person with communication support needs who find themselves in the criminal justice system. It provides information about how they can make a well-informed, constructive contribution, which is valued, not just by the person they support, but also by partner professionals in the criminal justice system.

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Harmful sexual behaviour and young people with additional support needs

The first of two interconnected events took place on Monday 4th February at Norton Park Conference Centre in Edinburgh. Both events focus on the subject of harmful sexual behaviour and young people with additional support needs, and exploring inclusive strategies for prevention and early intervention. These are being organised in partnership between SOLD, the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice, and the Scottish Transitions Forum.

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Supporting Offenders with Learning Disabilities

Criminal Justice Pathway

Report from the Supporting Offenders with Learning Disabilities Network.

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This report seeks to inform and guide local and national planning and practice related to improving support for people with learning disabilities whose behaviour brings them into contact with the criminal justice system and to reduce offending by them.

Criminal Justice Pathway