Improving Support for the Accused Person with a Learning Disability – In Police Custody

This report collates the input from keynote speakers and feedback from delegates who attended the SOLD conference ‘Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability in police custody’, held on 27th March 2017 in Edinburgh.

This was a follow-up event to the one we held previously in August 2016, and focused access to support in police custody. The purpose of the event was to address two main questions:

How best to identify that a person in police custody needs support with communication?
What is the best way to support that person?

The conference was fully subscribed and was attended by 90 delegates, all of whom have an interest in the criminal justice system.