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|Title:||The development of a sex offender assessment and treatment service within a community learning disability team (the SHEALD project): part 2|
|Author(s):||Angela Olsen, (Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Salford, Salford, UK), Michael Ravey, (Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Salford, Salford, UK)|
|Citation:||Angela Olsen, Michael Ravey, (2011) "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, Vol. 16 Iss: 3, pp.17 - 20|
|Keywords:||Community care, Disabled people, Intellectual disability, Sex offending, Treatment|
|DOI:||10.1108/13595471111158657 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
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 and employs the range of skills offered by practitioners from health and social care backgrounds.
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.
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