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People with intellectual disability who offend or are involved with the criminal justice system

This review seeks to assess the impact of recent research on the field of offenders with intellectual disabilities.

Positive Stories: An Exploratory Analysis of the Implementation of Positive Behaviour Support in the Western Australian Disability Sector

The purpose of this research project was to explore the conditions that support and/or impede the service level implementation of Positive Behaviour Support IPBS) in Western Australian disability sector organisations (DSOs).

Preventing and Responding to the Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability – Resource Kit

Resource Kit to accompany policy for those ‘delivering disability services funded or provided by department; people with a disability, families and carers.’

Contains Fact Sheets for all of above, Tips and Resources booklet for staff, poster, wallet card

Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents with Autism Compared to Young People with Intellectual Disability

This study investigates the level and pattern of emotional and behavioural problems in young people with autism compared with children with intellectual disability (ID).

Reducing Vulnerability to Harm in Adults With Cognitive Disabilities in the Australian Criminal Justice System

This study compiled longitudinal administrative data from all criminal justice and human service agencies in New South Wales to examine life-course pathways for persons who had served time in prison in New South Wales and whose mental health and cognitive disability diagnoses were available.

Responding to Sexual Assault

"Practical 2-day course [for] anyone working with people with intellectual disability. Debunks myths surrounding sexual assault and builds understanding of how people with intellectual disability experience sexual assault and abuse”

Restraint and seclusion of people on compulsory treatment orders in Victoria, Australia in 2008–2009

This paper describes the characteristics of people with a developmental disability who were subjected to restraint and seclusion in Victoria. It offers some recommendations for professionals working in this field.

Restrictive interventions for people with a disability exhibiting challenging behaviours: Analysis of a population database

People with an intellectual disability are subjected to restrictive interventions. This study reports on the use of chemical and mechanical restraint and seclusion in the State of Victoria, Australia. The use of restraint was found as a routine activity rather than as a last resort.

Safeguarding, safety and risk: A scoping review.

How are the concepts of safety and safeguarding understood across different care contexts in the UK?

School Disaster Planning for Children with Disabilities: A Critical Review of the Literature

This critical literature review examined the body of peer reviewed literature published in English addressing school disaster planning policies with a particular focus on children with disabilities.

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Research to Action Guides

  • This Guide explores what the research evidence tells us makes a difference in group homes, and to the lives of people who live in them....
  • This Research to Action Guide promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-use...