Research has shown that approximately 1 in 3 people in prison potentially have a learning difficulty or disability (LDD) and many of whom won’t have had their needs identified before entering justice settings. Working with international neurodevelopmental expert Professor Amanda Kirby, the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) is leading the way in this area of intervention.
Professor Kirby and her colleague Helen Arnold-Richardson have delivered training this week to both Fife College and SPS staff on how supporting people in custody with LDD can make a real difference in improving long term outcomes and help reduce reoffending.
Professor Amanda Kirby, CEO of Do-IT Solutions stated:
“Do-IT Solutions is delighted to be working with Scottish Prison Service and Fife College to roll out learning difficulties and disabilities training to prisons across Scotland and providing SPS with Do-IT Profiler to identify learning difficulties and disabilities and deliver person-centered support’ “