Police and Crime Commissioners

House of Lords written question – answered on 5th November 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Uddin Baroness Uddin Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans police and crime commissioners have to ensure that they have appropriately trained staff to support people with autism spectrum disorder.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Staffing and training matters relating to the offices of Police and Crime Commissioners are a matter for them locally as an employer. More broadly Police and Crime Commissioners are accountable to the public they serve and set out their priorities in their local police and crime plans. Many have made clear their commitment, through these plans and their other public work, to supporting vulnerable individuals, including those with mental health problems, learning, or other disabilities.

All police officers receive training on a range of mental health and related issues, including awareness of autism spectrum disorder.

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