Forensic Learning Disability Team
The Adult Community Learning Disability Forensic Service offer provision to Adults with a Learning Disability who have had or might have contact with the criminal justice system. The Team aim to support service users leaving prison, hospital and those already in the community. The Team will support a service user through the Criminal Justice System and while on Probation Orders/Sexual Prevention Orders.
The Team aim to provide safe and supportive intervention to service users, carers and the wider public, whilst working with other statutory, community and voluntary agencies.
The Team offer day opportunities to service users known to the Team. Activities on offer include woodwork, animal husbandry, horticulture, sport, arts, crafts, music, allotments, courses, etc. and community integration opportunities.
A range of therapeutic interventions are also delivered including Good Thinking Skills, New Beginnings, Mindfulness, Relationship and Sex Group, etc.
Routes to access the service
Who can refer?
- Consultant Psychiatrists
- Adult Learning Disability Team Leaders/Transition Team Leader
- External Agencies
- Public Protection Officer
- Children’s Services
- Age range 18+ and known to adult learning disability community team/transition team.
Plus one or more of the following
- Have a conviction for an offence
- Have had an allegation of offending
- Be considered at risk of offending
COVID 19 specific information
Adhere to PHA and Trust Guidelines in place at the time
Links to relevant regional services
NI Forensic Network
Makaton signing/easy read
Advocacy services & contacts
Sinead Campbell, Disability Action
Events & photographs
10 Year Conference in 2019
Mary McSherry at Oakdale House, Dromalane Road, Newry, BT35 8AP
028 3756 6116
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm