The challenges of running a learning disability service in a Scottish prison
Gary Docherty Learning disability practitioner nurse, Scottish Prison Service, HMP Greenock
Vulnerable people in prison are at increased risk of bullying and abuse, but are not always identified. Gary Docherty describes the role a multidisciplinary service can play in assessing their needs
This article describes the difficulties experienced by prison staff and offenders when an inmate is identified as having a learning disability or a difficulty. It discusses the process of how a learning disability service in a Scottish prison developed to meet the social, behavioural and health needs of three offenders identified as having a learning disability.
Learning Disability Practice. 13, 2,23-27. doi: 10.7748/ldp2010.03.13.2.23.c7605