Tizard Forensic Issues Conference

This December The Tizard Centre is hosting a conference focusing on people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism as suspects and offenders in the Criminal Justice System.

Course Date

19th December 2018

Course Leader: Professor Glynis Murphy

Course Fee: £190.00

Book here today: https://bit.ly/2PEvTRw
It is widely known that people with intellectual disabilities or autism may receive a poor deal in the Criminal Justice System (CJS), often not being identified as needing extra help, not being considered eligible for services or for treatment programmes, and frequently being incarcerated in prison or hospital for excessive periods of time. We will explore issues about autism and the CJS, and consider how screening for intellectual disabilities is advancing in various parts of the Criminal Justice System (eg police stations and prisons). There will be presentations from experts on new treatment programmes available in prisons and in the NHS/health sector. We will hear about the recent and forthcoming changes to probation services and consider the progress made through the Government’s Transforming Care programme.

Who is this conference for?

The conference is for those who care for or work with those people with learning disabilities who have come into contact with the Criminal Justice System. This includes carers, health professionals, staff from social services, probation services, prisons, police, lawyers and people with learning disabilities themselves.


9.00 Arrival, registration & coffee

9.30 The new offender behaviour programmes in prison for people with ID – Laura Shepherd, HMPPS

10.15 Psychological interventions for offenders with IDD who have a history of criminal offending – The EQUIP feasibility trial – Peter Langdon, Tizard Centre

11.00 Coffee

11.15 Probation services: changing for the better?

Tania Tancred, Kent Probation Services

12.00 Screening for LD in the CJS – how is it going? – Glynis Murphy, Tizard Centre

12.45 Lunch

2.15 Autism and the CJS – Clare Melvin, Tizard Centre

3.00 Transforming Care: Is it working? – Viv Cooper, CBF and Gavin Harding

4.00pm General discussion & then close


For any queries, please email: j.c.fotheringham@kent.ac.uk

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