People with learning disabilities in the criminal justice system
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People with learning disabilities in the criminal justice system

Jonathan Beebee Writing, positive practice development worker, South West Offender Health Team and South West Valuing People Team, Intensive Support Team, Southampton Community Learning Disability Team, Southampton

This article summarises the needs of people with learning disabilities in the police station, courts and prisons. The article describes national plans to address these needs, with particular information on how needs are being addressed in the south west region of the English NHS.

Nursing Standard. 24, 38,35-38. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.05.24.38.35.c7801

Correspondence

jonathan.beebee@hantspt-sw.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review