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Screening for Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) in Police Custody Settings

Peacock, Donna, Hutchinson, Patrick and Holland, Clare (2021) Screening for Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) in Police Custody Settings. In: Eurocrim Conference 2021 Criminology in a time of Pandemic, 8-10th September 2021, Virtual Conference. (Unpublished)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Abstract

People who have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) are disproportionately found to be subject to Criminal Justice proceedings. Effective communication is key to effective engagement, to accessing support and interventions, and to receiving fair and equitable outcomes. Previous research has shown that there is a need for screening and early interventions for young people who come into contact with the police, in order to reduce rates of reoffending. Based upon quantitative analysis of screening data collected by Liaison and Diversion practitioners in a single UK police force area with an operational Speech and Language Therapist embedded, this research conceptualises police custody as a key gateway to the justice system and a crucial turning point for diversionary practice. The research identifies an urgent need for screening and interventions for adults as well as young people, and for people who have no previous SLCN related diagnosis.

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Depositing User: Donna Peacock

Identifiers

Item ID: 14586
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/14586

Users with ORCIDS

ORCID for Donna Peacock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7814-4811

Catalogue record

Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2022 13:38
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2022 13:38

Contributors

Author: Donna Peacock ORCID iD
Author: Patrick Hutchinson
Author: Clare Holland

University Divisions

Centre for Applied Social Sciences
Faculty of Education and Society
Faculty of Education and Society > School of Social Sciences

Subjects

Social Sciences > Criminology
Social Sciences

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