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Working with People with Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour A Training Resource

Price: £75.00
This training resource is designed to be used by professional working with offenders with learning disabilities, or those at risk of offending.
Author(s): Eddie Chaplin, Dr Jayne Henry, Steve Hardy
This training resource offers a range of professionals an introduction and framework to the issues, legislation and practice around working with people with learning disabilities and offending behaviour.

Written by a range of contributors from multidisciplinary backgrounds, this accessible resource provides invaluable background information and learning opportunities for all those working in forensic services for people with learning disabilities. The training material is organised into 12 modules, each supported by a chapter in the companion handbook. The training can be provided as stand-alone modules or as a comprehensive course, and is designed to be delivered by trainers and/or clinicians who have experience in providing forensic services to people with learning disabilities.

This pack contains: trainer’s notes, CD-ROM containing Powerpoint presentations, case studies, handouts, report templates and evaluation learning sheets.

This training is aimed at those working with people with learning disabilities in forensic, mental health or learning disability services, including professional health and social care staff, forensic nurses, senior carers, behavioural and occupational therapists and trainers in the community, residential hospitals and criminal justice settings.
ISBN: 9781841962276
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 23 November 2009
Content: 1. Background and overview: History, epidemiology and offending; An introduction to policy and service provision; Partnerships; 2. Legal and ethical: Criminal justice system; Mental Health Act (2007); Other legal and ethical considerations; 3. Psychopathology and offending: Mental illness, learning disabilities and offending; Neurodevelopmental disorders and offending; 4. Working with offenders: Working with sexual offenders with learning disabilities; Working with firesetters with learning disabilities; Working with violent offenders with learning disabilities; Risk assessment and management.

Eddie Chaplin is a research and strategy lead for the Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry department at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and visiting researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. As a nurse, he has managed a number of national services for people with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Recently, he has developed courses and modules at postgraduate level in mental health in intellectual disability and forensic intellectual disability.


Steve Hardy was formerly the education and training lead at the Estia Centre, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He is a registered nurse in learning disabilities and has worked in mental health and challenging behaviour services for people with learning disabilities for 20 years. He has widely published in these areas and he is the co-editor of the journal Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities.