The National Probation Service in Lancashire, HMP Wakefield and HMP Parc have achieved National Autistic Society Autism Accreditation. Wakefield is the first Category A prison to be accredited while Parc is the first prison in Wales to receive accreditation. Lancashire is the first National Probation Service division to receive the award.
Each organisation has been working with us over the past three years to improve their autism practice across every area of prison and probation, with the aim of identifying the specific issues faced by autistic people in the criminal justice system as early as possible. Research suggests autistic prisoners represent some of the most vulnerable people in the offender population.
Date added: 26 November 2018