Autism training - 562/18

Date Responded 26 June 2018

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

 2 Do you provide autism training for Police Officers/Staff? If you select yes there are a maximum of six further questions.

No )


3 Is autism training a stand-a-lone training package?



4 If training has been provided, which of the following do you provide? Please select one or more answers.

a.Training devised in-house by Police Officers/staff  

b. learning 

c.Training created and delivered by an external provider 

5 What autism qualification does the trainer hold?

a. No formal qualification in autism 

b. A college certificate in autism  

c. An undergraduate qualification in autism

d. A post graduate qualification in autism

6 Is autism training compulsory?

a. No 

b. Yes 

7 Which of the following roles receive autism training?  Please select one or more answers.

a.Police Officers 

b.Student Police Officers 

c.Police Community Support Officers

d.Special Constables  

e.Custody Staff 

f.Designated Detention Officers 

g.Civilian Investigation Officers 

f.Communication Officers 

g.Scene of Crime Officers/Investigators

h.Other Civilian Staff 

i.Dispatch Officers 

8 Have you adopted the Autism alert card scheme?

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the People Development and Training Unit of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police.

Northumbria Police do not currently provide a specific training course on Autism. It is a topic touched on briefly within wider training to officers. 

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