Learning Disability and Autism Awareness

Young man looking at his mobile phoneMore than half of the people in the Criminal Justice System have difficulty in either:

  • Reading information provided
  • Filling in forms
  • Understanding certain words and phrases or rules and conditions
  • Expressing themselves
  • Making themselves understood
  • Telling the time

 

Would you or your colleagues like to:

  • Increase your knowledge of best practice approaches to working with people with learning disabilities, learning difficulties or autistic spectrum conditions?
  • Improve your confidence and communication skills?
  • Reduce misunderstanding and reduce conflict?
  • Provide more effective and fair support to people with learning disabilities, learning difficulties or autism?
  • Build better relationships with a broad range of people involved in the Criminal Justice System?
  • Meet your legal requirements under the Equality Act?
  • Help more people to move away from offending?

 

KeyRing Equal and Fair Project

Hugh is currently delivering training on Learning Disability and Autism Awareness in the Criminal Justice System in his role as Project Manager of the KeyRing 'Equal and Fair Project'. 

The training is delivered free of charge to people who work in the Criminal Justice System through a grant from Comic Relief.

It usually lasts 4-6 hours and is delivered by Hugh and a co-trainer from the Working for Justice group with a learning disability, learning difficulty or Autism Spectrum Condition and who has been involved in the Criminal Justice System as an offender, detainee in police custody, prisoner or on probation.

 

In the clip below, three members of the Working for Justice group talk about their learning disability, how they came into contact with criminal justice, and their experiences of the criminal justice system:

The training explores what learning disabilities, learning difficulties, autism and related vulnerabilities are; signs that people may have one or more of them; and how these conditions might affect involvement in offending behaviour and the criminal justice system. The sessions will also help you to identify and implement more effective communication strategies and approaches. The training is always tailored to the needs of the specific audience. 

This training project builds on successful training previously delivered by KeyRing and supported by NOMS. If you would like more information please contact Hugh on 07984 078984 or email hugh.asher@keyring.org. 

Suitable for:
Anyone curently working in the Criminal Justice System

Duration:               
One Day

Prior Knowledge:    
Previous experience of work with detainees or offenders in the Criminal Justice System would be advantageous



All training packages include a certificate of training for participants and a comprehensive participant's pack that can be customised to include your details.

Although Soma is based in Lancashire, in the North West of England, we deliver drug and alcohol awareness training across England, Scotland and Wales.

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