Attending court can be a confusing and sometimes frightening process and this can be exacerbated if you have a learning disability. This easy read leaflet has been produced by HM Courts & Tribunals Service and the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust learning disability staff to explain the magistrates’ court process to people with learning disabilities.
The information contained in the leaflet has been approved to be used across the country, not just in the local area and is aimed at providing information to all those involved supporting people with learning disabilities through the court process.
It uses a photo story to identify the steps someone due to appear in court may have to go through, explaining the roles of the professionals they might meet. Further information about the leaflet is available from the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Learning Disability Forensic Support Service – email: firstname.lastname@example.org