Siraaj Nadat and Richard Johnson had a busy morning at Tipton Community Centre training with several Sandwell Police Custody Officers.
The training was centred around both learning disabilities and autism and was an opportunity to try out our new interactive training programme; a mixture of quizzes, videos and 'virtual' guest appearances from our self advocates! The training was to help the custody officers understand how to work better with people with learning disabilities, but also to think how they might change the way they do things.
Siraaj and Richard received some great feedback;
'Very good, very informative and lots of fun"
One staff member also shared the value of having trainers with learning disabilities "the trainers were knowledgeable, and know themselves all the issues that affect their lives. They bought realism to the topics discussed".
It seems that our new training package was well received!