Previously published as: Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
Online from: 2010
Subject Area: Health and Social Care
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|Title:||Women with intellectual disability in secure settings and their mental health needs|
|Author(s):||Elizabeth Beber, (Based at St Andrews Healthcare, Northampton, UK)|
|Citation:||Elizabeth Beber, (2012) "Women with intellectual disability in secure settings and their mental health needs", Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 6 Iss: 3, pp.151 - 158|
|Keywords:||Intellectual disability, Learning disability, Mental health services, Offending, Secure services, United Kingdom, Women|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/20441281211227247 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This article aims to describe the development of secure services for women with intellectual disability in the UK and to outline what is known about their mental health needs.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper is a general review which is based on what is known historically about the subject, findings from the current literature and the author's own personal knowledge of these specialist services.
Findings – Secure services for women with intellectual disability have developed out of mainstream forensic and learning disability services.
Originality/value – Although there is a reasonable body of literature on offending in the intellectually disabled population as a whole, little of this is specific to women. Despite this, the evidence there is suggests that women continue to require secure services and that they have significant mental health needs.
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