Secure settings: what makes for a good outcome when people move on from inpatient provision?
Study finds need to establish specialist forensic support teams to ensure best possible outcomes for offenders who have behaviours that challenge
There is a strong policy desire to move away from reliance on inpatient services to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities who have challenging needs or associated mental health problems.
This includes people in secure services for those who have committed criminal offences. For many learning disability nurses this means adapting, changing and embracing new ways of working.
A paper examined the characteristics and outcomes of 40 adult males, with a range of offending profiles, admitted and discharged from a secure hospital in London between 2009-2016. As well as their learning disability, 17.5% of people also had autism, 35% had a psychotic disorder and 35% had been diagnosed with a personality disorder.
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