November 2010

November 2010

The Prison Reform Trust published a major report which shows that children with learning disabilities and other impairments are more likely to go to prison than other young people because the youth justice system is failing to recognise their needs. The report Seen and Heard: supporting vulnerable children in the youth justice system is based on a major survey of youth offending team (YOT) staff. The report's author Jenny Talbot has recently joined the NAAN Board.

Following the AGM in October, Gill Slocombe was appointed as the new NAAN Chair.

June 2010

June 2010

On 15 June the Government announced that the implementation of the Vetting and Barring Scheme would be halted to allow for a full review of the Scheme.

ACPO, the Department of Health and the NPIA have produced Guidance on responding to people with mental ill health or learning disabilities.

April 2010

April 2010

NAAN receives funding from the Department of Health for the first time, enabling the Development Officer post to become full-time.

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