January 2011

Januuary 2011

Following a survey of police forces, NAAN has now published its report on Appropriate Adult Services in England and Wales.

The report can be downloaded from the Police Survey 2010 page of this website.

December 2010

December 2010

The Ministry of Justice published an evaluation of the Virtual Courts trial which suggests that they could be more expensive than traditional court hearings.

The Ministry of Justice published a Green Paper Breaking the Cycle, on the punishment, rehabilitation and sentencing of offenders. NAAN will be responding to the consultation in the new year.

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.

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