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


Guidance for Using SOLD Easy Read Guides

The SOLD user group have produced a series of easy read guides aimed at people with learning disabilities. The guides cover different aspects of the criminal justice system in Scotland and draw on the members’ own experiences. However, it should be remembered that not every person with a learning disability is able to use Easy Read.

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Appropriate Adults Consultation Event

SOLD supported the Scottish Government to co-host a workshop as part of their consultation on Appropriate Adult services in Scotland. The event was aimed specifically at people with learning disabilities and autism. We wanted to hear about people’s experiences of Appropriate Adult support, and their 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