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Research makes police custody more 'autism-friendly'

09 July 2019 Case study

Autistic individuals are estimated to be seven times more likely than the general population to come into contact with the Criminal Justice System. Research into how they are affected by police custody has led to new autism guidance for all police in the East Midlands, shaped the design of 'autism-friendly' custody cells, and changed police practice in supporting neuro-divergent individuals in custody.

Shaping Welsh government policy with research evidence

09 July 2019 Case study

The Wales Centre for Public Policy is helping to inform and shape policy decisions by presenting research evidence directly to government ministers, producing over 120 studies in the last five years – supporting effective policymaking and benefiting public services across Wales.