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


Forensic Network Clinical Forum: Intellectual Disabilities

SOLD have been invited to present at the next meeting of the Forensic Network’s clinical forum, focusing on intellectual disabilities.We will be speaking about the various guidance documents that we have produced, and continue to produce, as we work towards our aim of producing a comprehensive pack of resources for both service users and professionals.

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Appropriate Adults Consultation Event

SOLD have been asked by the Scottish Government to co-host an event as part of their consultation on Appropriate Adult services in Scotland. The event is aimed at people with learning disabilities and autism. We want to hear about people’s experiences of appropriate adult support, and your ideas for making it better in the future.

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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