Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

KeyRing - Disability Support in the Criminal Justice System


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National Organisation
21 St Olav's Court, Lower Road, Southwark, London SE16 2XB
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KeyRing is a UK charity that works with the Criminal Justice System (CJS) to help offenders with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or learning disability. Their partners have included the Prison Reform Trust, The Skillnet Group, the Department of Health, and NHS England.

KeyRing believe that finding the right support package for someone with a learning disability can be the key to turning their life around.

KeyRing’s services include:

The 'Working for Justice' Group
A consultation group (made up of people with learning disabilities) who use their own experiences of the Criminal Justice System to help criminal justice professionals understand the needs of people who have learning disabilities. Members of the group have been involved in several high profile projects, delivered awareness training, and have even had their say at the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

KeyRing’s free e-Helpline is for everyone involved in the Criminal Justice System who is affected by ASD or learning disability. This includes criminal justice staff, families, friends, and support staff.
If you’re query is not covered by their Frequently Asked Questions, please request help through their online form.
If you would prefer to speak to somebody, please call 02033719596 (Mon-Thu, 9am-12noon).

Easy Read in the Criminal Justice System
KeyRing works to promote the use of Easy Read in the CJS. Click here to see Easy Read documents for the police service, the courts, liaison and diversion, prison, healthcare in prison, probation, and other criminal justice organisations.

Training Projects and Resources
Click here to find out about the learning disability awareness training that KeyRing delivers to the Criminal Justice System and other useful resources.
Age range:
18 years - 99 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00
Thursday 09:00 - 12:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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