Papers/workshops are invited from any discipline or perspective relevant to the management or care of learning disabled offenders or those requiring similar services. 

Proposals by practitioners, service users, decision and policy makers, as well as by academics, students, researchers and advocates are welcomed. 

Papers are allocated 40 minutes and workshops 60 minutes in a concurrent format.

The organisers will consider papers relating to the following topics:

  • models of care for effective interventions (clinical interventions)
  • research programmes and results
  • policy development
  • education and training
  • organisational issues 
  • personality disorder
  • advocacy and user issues
  • minority issues
  • women’s issues
  • dual diagnosis
  • substance abuse
  • transcultural issues
  • autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome
  • offending focused interventions.

Submission guidelines

Abstracts should be limited to a maximum of 500 words and should be submitted using the online Abstract Submission system.  

Submit your abstract

Please see our Submission Guidelines document for full information on the format for submission and rules that apply.

The deadline for the submission of papers is 27 January 2017.

Please note: presenters will be expected to pay the conference registration fee of £315 + VAT for the 2 days (including conference dinner).