SOLD User Group Event
The most recent SOLD event was organised by our User group. The title was: Rights and Support in the Justice System. It was held on Wednesday 21st November From 10.30am – 3.00pm At Norton Park Conference Centre in Edinburgh (next to Easter Road stadium) This event was for people with learning disabilities, autism or other additional support needs. There are changes happening to support for people in the justice system.Details, reports and resources
Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability in Police Custody
There were almost one hundred people present at the event, all of whom have an interest in the criminal justice system, and or, people with learning disabilities. A broad range of professionals were represented, including the legal profession, psychiatry, clinical psychology, social work, health, police, prison service, voluntary sector, independent advocacy and academia, amongst others.
Members of the SOLD User group, who are people with learning disabilities and have experience of the criminal justice system, were also involved.Details, reports and resources
SOLD Event: Improving support for the accused from arrest through to and including the court process
The focus was to discuss ways of improving supports for people with learning disabilities when accused of an offence. This covered the stages of the criminal justice pathway from the point of arrest, to custody, to standing trial in court.The event provided an opportunity for a range of professionals from all sectors, and people with learning disabilities with experience of the criminal justice system, to engage with the discussion on this complex subject.Details, reports and resources