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Commentary on the ‘‘Development of a sex offender assessment and treatment service within a Community Learning Disability Team (the SHEALD project): part 2’’

Olsen, AM and Ravey, M 2011, 'Commentary on the ‘‘Development of a sex offender assessment and treatment service within a Community Learning Disability Team (the SHEALD project): part 2’’' , Tizard Learning Disability Review, 16 (3) , pp. 17-20.

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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to provide a commentary on the previous paper in this issue on the ‘‘Development of a sex offender assessment and treatment service within a Community Learning Disability Team (the SHEALD project): part 2’’ Design/methodology/approach – The authors consider the nature of traditional service delivery for people with learning/intellectual disabilities and the potential that services have for the physical, emotional and sexual abuse of these vulnerable people. Findings – The authors argue that effective community based treatment/support is best delivered in a way that acknowledges andemploys therangeof skills offeredbypractitioners fromhealthandsocialbackgrounds. Originality/value – Both SHEALD and HIST are examples of community treatment programmes which show that a person-centred approach supported by a dedicated and consistent team of practitioners may be an effective way of addressing complex, high-risk behaviours.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Journal or Publication Title: Tizard Learning Disability Review
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1359-5474
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2012 12:20
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:21
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/19498

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