A joint inspection of the treatment of offenders with learning disabilities within the criminal justice system

Summary

The needs of many people with learning disabilities are going unnoticed when they are arrested by police, go to court and are sentenced, according to independent inspectors. They have published a report of a joint inspection into people with learning disabilities within the criminal justice system which said their needs should be recognised and addressed.

The report, ‘A joint inspection of the treatment of offenders with learning disabilities within the criminal justice system: phase 1 from arrest to sentence’, reflects the findings of HM Inspectorate of Probation, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and the Care Quality Commission. The inspection covered activity at police stations, the prosecution and court process, pre-sentence report preparation and the assessment and planning undertaken at the start of the community order.

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