Risk Assessment in People with Learning Disabilities

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Wiley, Oct 30, 2002 - Psychology - 176 pages
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This book arose out of the author's awareness that there was little material relating to the assessment of risks for people with learning disabilities, even though many care workers and health and social services staff are required to carry out such assessments for their clients.

Sellars provides a readily understood explanation of the concept of risk, and an accessible discussion of the key areas where risks need to be assessed in the lives of people with learning disabilities. It describes an approach to assessing risks that is systematic but relatively simple, and emphasizes the need to see risk assessment as an ongoing process in which all interested parties can consider the potential risks in any situation.

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About the author (2002)

Carol Sellars is a Chartered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with experience of working in forensic, neuropsychological and learning disability settings, as well as with adults in primary care. She has experience of assessing risks in a number of clinical settings with a variety of client groups. She currently works for Surrey Oaklands NHS Trust, with people with learning disabilities.

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