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 Viki Baker, viki.baker@spft.nhs.uk


The "What if" Padlet gives information for the options available if you are worried about a person with a learning disability and have concerns about they care and support they are receiving :

National LD Professional Senate CLDT Guidance September 2023 - Delivering Effective Specialist Community Learning Disabilities Health Teams / Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities and their Families and Carers

What is Trauma and top ten tips for LD senate - Easy Read 1.3.2021

Step Together- Integrating care for people with epilepsy and a learning disability

COVID-19: Activity Ideas for people with learning disabilities in in-patient units whilst in isolation

Mental Health Act Restricted Patients and Conditional Discharge: Practice Considerations

LD Senate coronavirus resources for use with people with learning disabilities

LD senate coronavirus resources for use by families

Top 10 tips re trauma informed care (from meeting 2/3/2020)

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

Role of Professions supporting people with learning disabilities during the Coronavirus pandemic

Minutes of meetings (most recent first)

September 2022

June 2022

March 2022

December 2021

September 2021

June 2021

March 2021

December 2020

September 2020

June 2020

March, 2020



Position statement - vaccines 22.2.2021

Letter of condolence