Autism

Matthew Lockett made this Freedom of Information request to Lancashire Constabulary

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Dear Lancashire Constabulary,

1. What training are your officers (including detectives and senior officers and civilian staff) given in respect of dealing with people who have autism, be that person a witness, victim or suspect? If there is such training is the training done once, or is it repeated regularly?

2. Do you have a policy in respect of how your force should treat people who have autism, if so please send me a copy, as I cannot find one online.

3. If you have training as described at question 1, is this training compulsory or voluntary? Please provide any training slides, presentations or notes that are handed out or made available.

4. If you have training as described at question 1, when was it introduced, when was it last refreshed?

5. If you have training as described at question 1, how many of your officers as described in question 1, broken down by rank and civilian status undertook such training for each of the calendar years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021?

6. What was the total number of staff in your force, by rank and civilian status in each of the years referred to at question 5?

7. How many people, including witnesses, victims and suspects were recorded as being autistic in each of the years referred to at question 5? Please provide a breakdown buy witness, victim and suspect.

8. How is the effectiveness of the training described at question 1 monitored?

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Lockett

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Dear Lancashire Constabulary,

Your response to my request is now overdue. Could you please send your response immediately?

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Lockett

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this as a formal acknowledgement.

 Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, known hereafter as ‘the Act’. You should receive a
response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined in
the Act (from when Lancashire Constabulary receive a valid request).

Please note that every effort will be made to comply with the statutory
timescales in relation to your request, however, as a consequence of the
Coronavirus pandemic, Lancashire Constabulary will prioritise those
functions and services which seek to protect the public so you may
experience a delay during this extraordinary period of time.

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provides are accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. If
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so that we can assist.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Lancashire Constabulary.

 Regards,

 FOI Team

Data Protection Office

Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

Tel: 01772 413329/413203/412144

Email: [1][email address]

 

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 559/22

Please find attached Lancashire Constabulary’s response to your recent
request for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Lancashire Constabulary.

 

Data Protection Office

Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

Tel: 01772 413329

Email: [1][email address]

 

 Personal Data Matters – Let’s Get it Right!

 

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