Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Youth Justice: Understanding and addressing the impact

This event took place on 31 October 2017, please see below for resources from the event.

This event chaired by Kim Hartley (Head of RCSLT Scotland Office), will aim to increase awareness of the prevalence of Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) in the youth justice population and the impact on young people’s experiences; hear about good practice and resources that can support young people;  and provide an opportunity to share information on current government action relating to children and young people who experience speech, language and communication disadvantage.

We are delighted to have inputs from Jan Green (Talklinks Scotland); Laura Meickle (Scottish Government); Autism Network and Supporting Offenders with Learning Disabilities.

This event will provide an opportunity for delegates to share their experiences, issues, challenges and good practice  in working with young people with SLCN and crucially to help identify future needs and actions to support the workforce in improving practice and outcomes for young people with SLCNs in the youth justice system, which can inform the work of the Scottish Government and the Improving Life Chances Implementation Group.

Event resources

Event report

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Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622


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