Learning Disability Professional Senate

Learning Disability Professional Senate

The LD Professional Senate is made up of members of the various Colleges and Societies that represent groups of clinical professionals who provide specialist health support to children and adults who have learning disabilities. It covers the jurisdictions of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The aim of the Learning Disability Professional Senate is to provide a single voice through which we can lead and inform NHS England, Department of Health and other strategy leads about the needs of children and adults with learning disabilities. It brings together professional leaders from across the UK, to provide a collective voice of specialist health and social care practitioners.

The Senate provides cross-professional collaboration, strategic advice and innovation to develop both mainstream and specialist services for children and adults with learning disabilities. The Senate recognises and works with the range of professionals working with children and adults with learning disabilities to champion inter-agency, multi-disciplinary, holistic approaches.

Contact Dr Ashok Roy, Ashok.Roy@covwarkpt.nhs.uk, or Dr Karen Dodd, DrKaren.dodd@sabp.nhs.uk

Resources

What is the LD Professional Senate

LD Professional Senate ToR 2017

LD Professional Senate Professions Briefing Papers re Transforming Care

LD Professional Senate - Outcomes final paper September 2016

Challenging Behaviour A Unified Approach April 2016

Length of Stay standards for AT - LD Professional Senate

National LD Professional Senate Guidelines for CLDT Specialist Health Services