This section contains a selection of policies which may be useful if you work with, or support someone, with a learning difficulty or an individual on the autistic spectrum. 

Accessible Information Policy

This policy explains how you can help individuals with learning diffculties understand information easily e.g. using easy read, symbols and browsealoud .

Achieving Life Goals Policy

This policy explains that you have the right to achieve maximum choice, control and independence in all aspects of life. 

Education Policy

This policy explains how individuals with learning difficulties have the right to be, and should expect to be, educated alongside other people from their local community by going into mainstream education.

Enabling Risk, Ensuring Safety Policy

Ths policy explains how local authorities can implement self-directed support and personal budgets in ways which empower individuals while ensuring risks are managed and responsibility is clear. 

Full-Time Work Policy

This policy explains how individuals with learning difficulties have the right to paid jobs, with support, in real settings with hours and conditions similar to everyone else in the workplace.

Health Policy

This policy explains how individuals with learning difficulties have the right to enjoy good quality health and to have their health needs met in the same way as everyone else

Justice Policy

This policy explains that individuals with learning diffculties have the right to justice whether you are a victim, a witnesses or have been accused on a crime. 

Self-Directed Support

This policy explains how Self Directed Support can help people take more control over their lives by explaining how local authorites and health services should work together to

make sure that you are getting the right suppport.

Sexual Rights Policy

This policy explains your rights to make choices in your personal life and for individuals to respect that e.g. getting into a relationship. 

Supporting People's Sexuality

This policy explains how to find out information about your body and the decisions you will make in life. 

Transition Policy

This policy explains how individuals with learning difficulties have the right to enjoy a smooth transition when they move from school to adult education and social care. 

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