In March 2020, Talkback were commissioned by the Community Safety Service at the Council to deliver some local and national research to establish the nature and scale of DVA issues related to people with learning disability and/or autism, both as victims or perpetrators; and including people with relatively minor learning disabilities through to those with severe learning disabilities. The brief also included the identification of how relevant services currently provide for learning disabilities and/or autism and DVA issues and make recommendations for improvement.
You can read the final report here. A multiagency learning disability and domestic abuse task and finish group has been established to work towards the actions that have arisen through the report.
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