THE SOLD NETWORK

A national network committed to improving support for people who have difficulty with communication and understanding, and are at risk of, accused, or convicted of committing a crime. This includes people with learning disabilities, autism, foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, acquired brain injury, or other cognitive or neurological impairment. Delivered in partnership with People First Scotland and National Autistic Society.

Aim

Prevent and reduce offending and improve support in the justice system in Scotland for people with cognitive and neurological impairment.

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Aim

Prevent and reduce offending and improve support in the justice system in Scotland for people with cognitive and neurological impairment.

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Members

There are over 350 members of SOLD from a broad range of backgrounds including voluntary sector, Police Scotland, NHS, social work, Scottish Courts, Crown office and procurator Fiscal and Scottish Government.

Partnership

SOLD is delivered in partnership with People First Scotland and the National Autistic Society, who ensure the voices of people with cognitive and neurological impairment guide and inform the work we do.

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Improving support for the accused person with a learning disability in police custody

Allan Speirs gives his experience of being a man with learning disabilities in a police interview. Presentation given at the SOLD event, March 2017.

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Criminal Justice Pathway

Report from the Supporting Offenders with Learning Disabilities Network.

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This report seeks to inform and guide local and national planning and practice related to improving support for people with learning disabilities whose behaviour brings them into contact with the criminal justice system and to reduce offending by them.

Criminal Justice Pathway

Funded by

SOLD is funded by the Scottish Government Department of Community Justice.

The Scottish Government

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