Autism and the police service (National Autistic Society)

There have been a number of cases over the years of people with autism being wrongly arrested or approached by the . . . police due to their ‘unusual and stereotyped behaviour’. Our new ‘Autism and the police service’ module aims to make the police more aware of autism spectrum disorders and give them a better understanding of autism and ways in which they can offer support to individuals on the spectrum. Difficulties may arise at any stage of communication between the police and someone on the autism spectrum, from the initial approach on the street to the interview process, whether that be as a suspect or as a witness to a crime. The online module will focus on different elements of policing by using case studies, exploring people’s experiences in public spaces and offering advice on how to make reasonable adjustments.
Cost: £30.00

Awareness of Forced Marriage

This online course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign Office and aims to raise awareness, . . . challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk. This course is aimed at all professionals who have a responsibility to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults at risk and is aimed specifically at child protection services, health professionals, education professionals, police officers, children’s social care, adult social care and housing authorities.
Cost: Free

Understanding autism (National Autistic Society)

This module provides perspectives from people on the autism spectrum about how autism is defined and experienced. The . . . module will enable learners to recognise the strengths and challenges experienced by many autistic people and how to respond to create enabling environments.
Cost: £30.00