What is it about?

A study looking at a short screening tool to help police identify detainees with possible intellectual disability when they carry out their initial risk assessment screening

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Why is it important?

It is important to identify people with intellectual disability in police custody as they are a vulnerable group and it may assist in signposting and identifying the need for an appropriate adult

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This page is a summary of: Improving the detection of detainees with suspected intellectual disability in police custody, Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, July 2015, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/amhid-04-2015-0015.
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