cartref-homes-logoSupporting learning disabled offenders in the community: Balancing Rights and Restrictions

A Conference to Mark The 10TH Anniversary Of Our Whiteleaf Cottage Service

Co-sponsored by Sinclair-Strong and in association with the Tizard Centre at University of Kent

9th November 2016

09.30- 16.00


Recent policy and legislative developments have posed community based services, both in the statutory and independent sectors with challenges around how best to support those people with learning disabilities who have offended and are thought to continue to represent a risk in the community to themselves or others.  In order to provoke some discussion and debate we have gathered some significant national and internationally known speakers along with those with understanding of local policy and practice.

Speakers include:

Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

Hon. Professor of Palliative Medicine, Cardiff University; first Palliative Medicine consultant in Wales  (1987).  Chairs the National Mental Capacity Forum on behalf of the Ministry of Justice and Department of Health; Chairs the National Council for Palliative Care. Welsh Woman of the Year 1996 – 97; 2008 ‘Woman Peer of the Year’; and 2007 Parliamentary Charity Champion.  Chaired Royal College of General Practitioners Commission on Medical Generalism.  House of Lords: Crossbench Peer since 2001.  Currently taking the Access to Palliative Care Bill through Parliament

Professor Glynis Murphy

Professor Glynis Murphy is a chartered clinical and forensic psychologist, HCPC member and Fellow of the British Psychological Society.  She currently works at The Tizard Centre, University of Kent.    For many years she has had research interests in challenging behaviour, autism, sexuality, abuse, forensic issues, mental capacity and the law in intellectual disabilities and she has published over 130 journal articles, book chapters and books on these topics.  She recently chaired the UK government’s NICE guidelines development group for Challenging Behaviour and Learning Disabilities.

Additional speakers:

Jenny Talbot- Prison Reform Trust –  Sentencing options for people with learning disabilities.

Jimmy Kerrigan – NHS and KCC Commissioning – Commissioning in Kent and the Transforming Care agenda and the Complex Needs Pathway.

Dr Neil Sinclair – Consultant Clinical Psychologist – Early years trauma and offending for people with learning disabilities.

Andy Inett – Consultant Forensic Psychologist – Community treatment programmes for offenders with learning disabilities.

Ticket price £37.50

Some concessionary rates are available

To book your place please call 01795 477966 or email


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