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The Importance Of Screening For Speech, Language And Communication Needs (SLCN) In Police Custody

Holland, Clare, Hutchinson, Patrick and Peacock, Donna (2022) The Importance Of Screening For Speech, Language And Communication Needs (SLCN) In Police Custody. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice. ISSN 1468-2311 (In Press)

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People who have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) are more prevalent in criminal justice settings than in the wider population. Previous research focusing primarily on young people and the prison population has led to calls for early interventions and screening, particularly in youth justice settings. NHS Liaison and Diversion referrals in a single police force region in England were screened for SLCN over a period of three months. The results indicate a need for early identification of SLCN for all age groups, and for those with no previous SLCN related diagnoses.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: SLCN, Screening, Police Custody, L&D
Depositing User: Donna Peacock


Item ID: 15142
ISSN: 1468-2311
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Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2022 10:47
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2022 10:47


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

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


Social Sciences > Criminology
Social Sciences > Health and Social Care
Social Sciences

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