Improving support for people with learning disabilities – From Arrest to Court

This report collates the feedback from delegates who attended the SOLD conference ‘Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability from arrest through to court’, held on 24th August 2016 in Edinburgh.

This event focused on access to support from the point of arrest to the conclusion of the court process. This was partly timed to coincide with the Scottish Government’s review of appropriate adult services, and partly because the SOLD User group had identified it as an important issue.

The conference was fully subscribed and was attended by 92 delegates, all of whom have an interest in the criminal justice system.