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Health and social care staff responses to working with people with a learning disability who display sexual offending type behaviours

Examined the responses of 81 social care staff (SCS) and 15 nursing staff (NS) providing support in the community to clients with a learning disability who had offended or displayed a sexual offense behavior. The range of behaviors including rape, sexual assault and exposure. While 59% of the SCS were currently supporting a client who had offended, only 22.9% had received training in this area. None of the NS had received training. Both groups expressed low levels of confidence in supporting this client group.

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