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


SOLD Event – Rights and Support in the Justice System

Organised by SOLD User Group
Wednesday 21st November, Easter Road, Edinburgh.

This event is for people with learning disabilities, autism or other additional support needs.

There are changes happening to support for people in the justice system. Come learn about your rights. Tell us what support you would need if you were:

  • accused of a crime
  • victim of a crime
  • witness to a crime

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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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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