Workshop: Developing Community Forensic Teams for people with intellectual disabilities, 8-9 March 2017, London

Some information below about a two-day workshop about developing Community Forensic Teams for people with intellectual disabilities taking place on 08 and 09 March 2017. For more information and to book, please visit:

“This is an exciting two-day workshop for those working with people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism within community-based settings who are looking to broaden their knowledge about how to manage and respond to criminal offending behaviours. Many regions in England are looking to develop community-based forensic services in line with the recommendations that have arisen following the publication of “Transforming Care and Building the Right Support”. During this workshop, we will hear about challenges and successes experienced by clinicians who are working within long-standing community-based forensic services and those who are working within services that have been developed more recently. Alongside this, we will spend time explaining a variety of psychological interventions within community settings, including programmes aimed at specific types of offences (eg sexual offending) or programmes aimed at offending more broadly (eg the EQUIP programme), alongside interventions that help service users to better understand and manage their risks as part of a collaborative risk assessment process, as well as the use of positive behavioural support within forensic settings.”

The event will take place at Friend’s House, Euston, in London. Speakers include Dr Susan Elliott, Dr Bronwen Davis, Dr Wendy Goodman, Dr Rachel Holt, Dr Peter Langdon, Professor Glynis Murphy, and Ellie Gordon from NHS – England.

The programme is as follows:

DAY ONE: 08 March 2017

09.00 am Welcome coffees and registration
09.30 – 10.30 People with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in contact with criminal justice
10.30 Teas/coffees & networking
10.45 – 12.15 Community forensic services
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch (not provided)
13.15 – 14.15 Community forensic services (continued)
14.15 – 15.15 Secure inpatient services for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities
15.15 Teas/coffees & networking
15.30 - 16.30 Transforming Care – NHS-England
16.30 – 17.00 Discussion and close of day

DAY TWO: 09 March 2017

09.00 am Coffee and networking
09.30 – 10.30 Psychological Interventions – SOTSEC ID
10.30 Teas/coffees & networking
10.45 – 12.15 Psychological interventions - EQUIP
12.15 Lunch (not provided)
13.15 – 14.30 Psychological interventions – Risk and Safety Group
14.30 Teas/coffees & networking
14.45 – 16.15 PBS incorporating offending behaviours
16.15 – 17.00 Discussion and close