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People with cognitive and mental health impairment

This report is a comprehensive look at the opportunities to enhance diversion at all stages of the criminal justice system for people with cognitive and mental health impairments.

Police contact with people with an intellectual disability: the Independent Third Person perspective

This study sought to explore the perspectives of volunteers on police identification of and responses to people with intellectual disability (ID) in Victoria. Participants completed a survey. They viewed police as competent in dealing with people with ID..

Prevalence and Outcomes for Parents with Disabilities and Their Children in an Australian Court Sample

This article sought to obtain the prevalence of parents with disabilities in statutory child protection proceedings.

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).

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 People’s Right to be Free from Abuse

This is the first of a series of Occasional Papers which we will produce on ‘Learning from Complaints’. These papers will cover key issues and learnings identified from our analysis of the themes arising from complaints made about disability services.

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

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  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...