Offenders with an Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability

18th International Conference

10 & 11 April 2019

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About the conference

Do you work with offenders with an intellectual and / or developmental disability, including autism?  Do you struggle to find time in your daily work to learn about new strategies that are available and to keep up with the research on best practice?

If so, join us at this two-day conference in Birmingham to discover the latest thinking from eminent international speakers, as well as learn from smaller scale research and innovations in the concurrent sessions. The conference also offers unparalleled networking opportunities for delegates from the UK and overseas. 

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Key topics

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

  • learning disability / developmental disability and the criminal justice system
  • benchmarking in forensic LD and developmental disability settings
  • autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome
  • education and training needs of staff
  • provision of up-to-date information on legal aspects and complex needs 
  • treatment approaches – what works? 
  • residential and community supervision
  • restraint - associated issues and best practise from cross-agency perspectives
  • supporting offenders leaving prison
  • sexual offence and motivation for offending
  • risk of offending

View the full programme

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Pre-Conference Workshop - Tuesday 9 April 2019

Think: Protect: Connect - Safeguarding Young People from the Risk of Radicalisation

There have been a number of high profile cases of young autistic people being targeted and for recruitment and radicalised. (O’Neill & Simpson: 2015)

The workshop, funded by the Home Office, seeks to ensure that teachers and other professionals can support young people early through practical strategies and learning resources, including:

  • lesson plans
  • worksheets

By the end of the course delegates will strengthen their confidence, skills and knowledge in debating sensitive and controversial issues.

Find out more
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Networking and experience sharing was priceless and unavailable in any other setting.

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Why attend this conference?

  • Gain an overview of forensic learning disability and developmental disability services from an international perspective.
  • Hear the latest thinking on legal aspects and complex needs treatment approaches – what works? 
  • Discuss different models of care for effective clinical interventions.
  • Improve benchmarking in forensic LD and developmental disability settings.
  • Evaluate the education and training needs of your team.
  • Find out more about offenders with autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome. 
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Who should attend this conference?

  • Anyone who works with people with learning disabilities or autistic people who are at risk of offending or have offended
  • Assessment/treatment teams
  • Secure unit teams
  • Youth offending groups
  • Prevent teams
  • Police force
  • Specialist solicitors and lawyers
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Confirmed speakers

Our top international speakers will give you unique insight and understanding into offenders who have an intellectual and / or developmental disability. Among our expert speakers and panelists are:

View all speakers
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2-day conference + dinner

£315 + VAT

1-day conference only

£195 + VAT

Exhibitor rate £495 + VAT
Pre-Conference Workshop - Think: Protect: Connect - Safeguarding young people from the risk of radicalisation  £120 + VAT

 Don't delay - book now to secure your place at this unique and inspiring conference.

Book now

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