Harmful sexual behaviour and young people with additional support needs

We have two interconnected events planned for early 2019 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 organised in partnership between SOLD, the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice, and the Scottish Transitions Forum.

Staying Safe: Exploring the needs of young people with additional support needs who experience or present with Harmful Sexual Behaviour and their families.

Monday 4th February 2019, Norton Park Conference Centre, Edinburgh.


Prevention, Intervention & Inclusion: Harmful Sexual Behaviour and young people with additional support needs.

Wednesday 3rd April 2019, Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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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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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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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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