Wednesday, 27 July 2016 08:44

Learning package: Disability Matters for youth justice

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Co-developed by disabled young people, family carers and disability professionals, Disability Matters is a free online learning programme offering a range of modules for professionals in the youth justice system who come into contact with disabled children and young people under the age of 25yrs.

The short e-learning package provides a helpful starting point for all legal professionals working with the new AssetPlus framework. The topics were chosen to support the addition of the following areas to the tools:

  • Speech, Language and Communication Needs
  • Neurological Disability
  • Learning Disability
  • Autism


The package also aims to help professionals develop their confidence and ability to communicate effectively with young disabled people across a range of situations and settings.

Development of the Disability Matters e-learning content was funded by the Department of Health and Health Education England and developed by the Royal College of Peadiatrics and Child Health in conjunction with a consortium whose members included the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Contact a Family and the Council for Disabled Children.

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