People with learning disabilities have faced a range of barriers when attempting to negotiate the legal system. Public law is complicated but this new guide hopes to provide clear, accurate advice in a range of areas,
The guide, called ‘Know Your Rights’ has been broken down into six main themes:
- Social and Health Care
- Making Decisions
- Fair Treatment
- Protection and Liberty
Each section has a clearly written explanation of what the law covers in that area, and broadly what it says. There are practical examples as well as links to further sources of more detailed information.
The hosts of the site point out that they want the site to be
relevant and useful as a starting point when faced with practical problems.
You can visit the site here: Know Your Rights