A conference aimed at services providing care for offenders with learning disability and developmental disabilities

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Date: 10-11 April 2014

Location: Northumbria University, Newcastle

Partner: St Andrew's Healthcare

Click here for the conference brochure.

This two-day conference was an opportunity for reflection and sharing for services providing care for offenders with an intellectual or developmental disability, both in the public and independent health and social care sectors and the criminal justice system.

The conference featured presentations from eminent international speakers, as well as smaller scale research and innovations in the concurrent sessions.

The programme offered valuable content across a wide range of topic areas, including:

  • an overview of forensic learning disability and developmental disability services from an international perspective
  • benchmarking in forensic LD and developmental disability settings
  • education and training needs of staff
  • provision of up-to-date information on legal aspects and complex needs
  • treatment approaches – what works?
  • autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome
  • intellectual/developmental disability and the criminal justice system
  • residential and community supervision
  • mental health legislation and the learning disabled offender
  • transcultural issues