049 Young adults & learning disability
This episode has a conversation about a non profit company working with young adults with a learning disability and a bit from me about the comments of Simon Bailey, Chief Constable with a leading role in combatting child sex abuse. He advocates that some “non-contact” paedophiles who just download child porn should be referred to the Health service rather than the criminal justice system. I disagree.
George L Livingstone, Consultant is a qualified Social Worker and Manager, with over 35 years’ experience in the Social Work, Social Care, Child Care and Quality Assurance Sectors at a range of levels in addition to over 10 years as a Senior Manager, Director and Managing Director in the Adult Education Sector. George provides Management Training, Health and Social Care Training, Tender Writing Training, Tender Writing Coaching, Policy writing and Review, Tender Writing and Conference Organisation. One of his responsibilities involves consulting for
Nansen Highland, which is a non-governmental organisation based in the Highlands of Scotland.
It is a company originally motivated by the life and work of the Norwegian humanitarian and explorer, Fridtjof Nansen.
Nansen Highland principally provides training for young adults with learning disability and related difficulties.
Nansen Highland is set up to train and assist in the training of young adults so to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society, and to instruct and to assist in instructing young persons in the principles of discipline, loyalty and good citizenship.
Nansen provides training through its Day Education Centre, Residential Care through 2 small residential units and Home Based Support for those young adults with their own tenancies.