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People with Learning Disabilities and the Scottish Criminal Justice System


11. Organisations and Services

Organisations you may find useful

Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland ( ACPOS)http://www.acpos.police.uk/ACPOS is the professional voice of police leadership in Scotland. It works in partnership with central and local government to set strategic objectives for policing in Scotland and to deliver better integrated services for Scotland's communities.

BILD, British Institute of Learning Disabilitieswww.bild.org.ukBILD works to improve the lives of people in the UK with a learning disability. British Institute of Learning Disabilities, Campion House, Green Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1JL Tel: 01562 723 010

British Psychological Societywww.bps.org.uk

The representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. The British Psychological Society, St Andrews House, 48 Princess Road East, Leicester LE1 7DR Tel: 0116 254 9568

ENABLE Scotlandwww.enable.org.uk campaigns for a better life for children and adults with learning disabilities and supports them and their families to live, work and take part in their communities. ENABLE Scotland National Office Address: 2nd Floor, 146 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8BL Tel: 0141 226 4541

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilitieswww.learningdisabilities.org.uk promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities of people with a learning disability and their families. London Office, 9th Floor, Sea Containers House, 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9QB Tel: 020 7803 1100

Law Society of Scotland ( LSS)

http://www.lawscot.org.uk/ The Law Society of Scotland is the professional governing body for Scottish solicitors. All practising solicitors are members of the Society.

Mencapwww.mencap.org.uk Learning disability charity working lwith people with a learning disability and their families and carers. Mencap, 123 Golden Lane, London EC1Y 0RT Tel: 020 7454 0454

Mental Welfare Commission ( MWC)www.mwcscot.org.uk

An independent organisation set up by Parliament with the responsibility of protecting the welfare of people with mental disorder (including learning disabilities and dementia) in Scotland. The Commission has a duty to anyone with a mental disorder whether they are in hospital, in local authority, voluntary run or private accommodation or in their own homes.

National Autistic Societywww.nas.org.uk champions the rights and interests of all people with autism to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs. The National Autistic Society, Head Office, 393 City Road, London EC1V 1NG Tel: 020 7833 2299

Prison Reform Trustwww.prisonreformtrust.org.ukPRT aims to create a just, humane and effective penal system. 15 Northburgh Street, London, EC1V 0JR Tel: 020 7251 5070

Royal College of Nursingwww.rcn.org.ukRCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies. Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0RN Tel: 020 7409 3333

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapistswww.rcslt.org The professional body for speech and language therapists and support workers. Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, 2 White Hart Yard, London, SE1 1NX Tel: 020 7378 3012

Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability ( SCLD)www.scld.org.uk A charity that is made up of 12 partner organisations who have joined together with funding from the Scottish Government to encourage best practice in the support of people with a learning disability through training, information, consultancy, research and public education. SCLD, The Adelphi Centre, Room 16, 12 Commercial Road, Glasgow, G5 0PQ
Tel.: 0141 418 5420

Scottish Appropriate Adult Network ( SAAN)www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Justice/law/victims-witnesses/Appropriate-Adult/appropriateadultnetworks A coordination and development group for all appropriate adult services in Scotland.

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration ( SCRA)


The Scottish Children's Reporter Administration ( SCRA), along with other agencies, has a responsibility for how the Children's Hearings System operates. SCRA's vision is to transform the life chances of vulnerable children and young people in Scotland.

Scottish Court Service ( SCS)

This service manages the courts in Scotland. SCS helps people get access to justice by providing the people, buildings and technology to support the operation of the courts and the Office of the Public Guardian.

Scottish Prison Servicewww.sps.gov.uk/default.aspx

This service manages the prisons and young offenders' institutions in Scotland. The SPS are at the forefront of providing quality prisoner programmes geared to reducing re offending.

The Royal College of Psychiatristswww.rcpsych.ac.uk The professional and educational body for psychiatrists in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. National Headquarters, 17 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PG Tel: 020 7235 2351

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliancewww.siaa.org.ukpromotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland. Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance, Melrose House, 69A George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2JG Tel: 0131 260 5380

Voice UKwww.voiceuk.org.uk National charity supporting people with a learning disability and other vulnerable people who have experienced crime or abuse. We also support their families, carers and professional workers. Voice UK, Wyvern House, Railway Terrace, Derby DE1 2RU Tel: Helpline 0845 122 8695 General enquiries 01332 295775