Information on Learning Disabilities within the Justice System

Written by The Foundation for People with Learning DisabilitiesDate 29 Jun 2015

This resources provides information for frontline staff and practitioners on working with people within the criminal justice system that have learning disabilities or some form of specific learning difficulty. 

Using evidence from the Prison Reform Trust the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities have produced a number of fact sheets have been written for mainstream frontline staff and practitioners to help them feel better informed in how they support people with learning disabilities. The fact sheets cover the following topics:

  • How to spot signs that a person has a learning disability
  • Finding out about other services that may help
  • Communication
  • Making information easier to read
  • Making appointments
  • Making decisions
  • Useful information and resources