Learning Disability and Sexual Abuse: Use of a Woman‐Only Counselling Service by Women with a Learning Disability: A Pilot Study

Sue Howlett (Tyneside Rape Crisis Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Tizard Learning Disability Review

ISSN: 1359-5474

Publication date: 1 January 2007

Abstract

This paper reports on a pilot study on how women with a learning disability access a mainstream rape crisis centre, used by women who had been sexually abused at any time during their lives. It examines how the pilot was set up, criteria for inclusion, monitoring and evaluation, the outcomes for the women who accessed it and its benefits. The paper also looks at issues raised by the work and future ways of helping other providers to make their services inclusive and open to this group, and makes general recommendations.

Citation

Howlett, S. and Danby, J. (2007), "Learning Disability and Sexual Abuse: Use of a Woman‐Only Counselling Service by Women with a Learning Disability: A Pilot Study", Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 4-15. https://doi.org/10.1108/13595474200700002

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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