Offenders: Hyperactivity

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 16th June 2021.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to improve the quality of care for adults in the criminal justice system with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

We are committed to improving the interaction that individuals with neurodivergent conditions have with the criminal justice system (CJS), and we are exploring what improvements can be made. An independent call for evidence on neurodiversity has been completed and the findings are expected to be reported in the summer. This will enable us to understand current practices and how we can improve these to realise better outcomes.

Once the MoJ receive the full written report from the Call for Evidence, a ‘Neurodiversity Toolkit’ is to be developed, as announced in the Sentencing White Paper. This will aim to improve our staff’s awareness and understanding of neurodivergent needs, including ADHD, and enable them to feel confident to make referrals to health services if needed.

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