Eddie Chaplin

Working with People with Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour Handbook


This handbook provides key information on forensic issues in people with learning disabilities, including treatment and developments in services.



This handbook is designed to provide the reader with information on forensic issues in people with learning disabilities. Covering the same topics as the training resource, it reflects the latest developments in services and treatment for this group. The handbook can be read independently or used to support the training course materials contained in Forensic Issues in People with Learning Disabilities: A multi-agency approach: A training resource.

Professionals within the social care sector are required to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by the General Social Care Council (GSCC). Those who use this resource will be able to gain CPD points.

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This handbook is aimed at those working with people with learning disabilities in forensic, mental health or learning disability services, including professional health and social care staff, forensic nurses, senior carers, behavioural and occupational therapists and trainers in the community, residential hospitals and criminal justice settings.


ISBN: 9781841962283
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 23 November 2009


Eddie Chaplin is a research and strategy lead for the Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry department at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and visiting researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. As a nurse, he has managed a number of national services for people with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Recently, he has developed courses and modules at postgraduate level in mental health in intellectual disability and forensic intellectual disability.

Steve Hardy was formerly the education and training lead at the Estia Centre, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He is a registered nurse in learning disabilities and has worked in mental health and challenging behaviour services for people with learning disabilities for 20 years. He has widely published in these areas and he is the co-editor of the journal Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities.


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