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Neurodiversity Celebration Week: Developing our staff with neurodiversity training

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Neurodiversity Celebration Week - Skills for Justice

Taking place 18-24 March this year, Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a worldwide initiative that aims to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences.

It’s estimated that around 1 in 7 people in the UK are neurodivergent. It’s essential that we do all that we can to better understand each other’s individual differences, talents, and ways of working to ensure the smooth running of the criminal justice system.

Because of the high-stress, high-pressure environments that those working in the justice sector often have to deal with, it’s crucial we ensure that the training for those working in the justice sector caters to varied learning styles and abilities.

As part of our commitment to fostering more inclusive work environments, we recognise the importance of embracing neurodiversity within our own organisation, and within the organisations we work with. Ruth Pugh, Consultant at Skills for Justice, has recently completed a Level 3 Certificate in Neurodiversity and Inclusion (Train the Trainer) qualification run by Positive Psychology Guild. Ruth says:

“As a qualified teacher for many years now, I have been used to adapting course content and my 1:1 support to meet the individual needs of learners. This course focused specifically on Autism and associated co-morbidities in individuals whose strengths may be utilised to help create a positive organisational culture.”

By providing neurodiversity and inclusion training to our employees, we aim to support the creation of justice sector workplaces where all individual’s unique strengths and abilities are not only acknowledged but celebrated.

Through initiatives like Neurodiversity Celebration Week and specialised training programmes, we are proactively equipping our team members with the knowledge and skills needed to guide justice sector organisations in supporting neurodivergent individuals effectively at work.

If you’d like to speak to Ruth about the neurodiversity and inclusion support she can provide to your organisation, please get in touch with us.