Videos

The videos on this page include keynote presentations from the events and conferences that we have hosted, and which cover such subjects as support in police custody, court, alternatives to forensic hospital detention, and support to comply with prison and community payback orders. Also available are examples of members of the SOLD User group talking about their own experiences of the criminal justice system, and a few other films that you may find interesting.

Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability in Police Custody

Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability in police custody - Stephen Heath

Stephen Heath reviews the role and scope of appropriate adult services and suggests areas for possible improvement

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Derek Penman, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland, opening address

Derek Penman, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland, gives his opening address

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Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability in police custody - Dr Iain McKinnon

Review of the evidence for the use of screening tools in police custody

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Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability in police custody - Suzanne Smith

Explains the role of registered intermediaries in providing communication support in police custody in Northern Ireland

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Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability in police custody - Allan Speirs

Allan Speirs gives his experience of being a man with learning disabilities in a police interview

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Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability in police custody - Supt MacCormick

Supt MacCormick gives the police perspective on the importance of fair access to justice for all

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Improving support for the accused person with a learning difficulty from arrest to court

Liason and Diversion - A better way forward?

Is this a way to ensure the early identification, proper assessment and staff training and improve the range of services available

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Offenders with Learning Difficulties - An Even Playing Field?

Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability from arrest through to and including the court process

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Supports available to people, prior and during the court process

Presentation given at Supporting Offenders with Learning Disabilities event, August 2016

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Messages for the developing role of appropriate adult in Scotland

Intermediaries in England and Wales: Messages for the developing role of appropriate adult in Scotland

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Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability from arrest to court - Summing Up - Sheriff Andrew Cubie

Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability from arrest to court - Summing Up - Sheriff Andrew Cubie

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Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability from arrest to court - Steve Robertson

Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability from arrest to court

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Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability from arrest to court – Opening address - Sheriff Andrew Cubie

Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability from arrest to court - Opening address

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Panel discussion - Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability from arrest through to and including the court process

Panel discussion given at Supporting Offenders with Learning Disabilities event, August 2016

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Videos from SOLD User Groups

Advice on how to supprt people with learning difficulties

Insight into how support services can be improved for people with a learning disability

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Paul Wellard opens up about the difficulties he experienced when he left prison

Paul Wellard opens up about the difficulties he experienced when he left prison

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Darren - experience of the CJS for someone with a learning disability

A forthright account of experiences of the Criminal Justice System

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Paul's story: life in prison with a learning disability

Paul Wellard speaks out about his experiences after leaving prison. His story reveals the lack of support given to offenders when they leave prison

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Other videos

Prosecution is not always the answer

People with learning disabilities are entering criminal justice systems throughout the world at phenomenal rates

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Lord Bradley - Begin with screening in police stations

A starting point is changes at the point of first contact with the criminal justice system

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