THE LEGAL FACILITATOR AS THE MAIN MEANS OF SUPPORT IN ACCESS TO JUSTICE
Article 7 bis of Law 8/2021, of June 2, recognizes the role of the legal facilitator for all people with a recognized disability of 33% or more.
However, currently in Spain there are only legal facilitators for people with intellectual disabilities. There are no facilitators with training in autism, which prevents this group from exercising their right to counting on this person.
At AIPA we believe it is necessary:
- Offer expert facilitators in autism
- Fight for the law to cover the entire group: We must extend the right to have a legal facilitator for people diagnosed with autism even if they do not have a recognized disability equal to or greater than 33%. We must insist on the importance of recognizing ASD as a disorder with specific characteristics and its own needs (as recognized by the scientific community and the World Health Organization), and its incorporation into regulatory and administrative spheres.
For this reason, we consider it necessary for families of people with autism to know about this facilitator and understand how to proceed in cases of abuse. At the same time we want families of people with intellectual disabilities to have access to this training, whether or not they have a diagnosis of autism, and anybody else who is interested in the subject.
Claudia Lores Abeledo of FUNDACIÓN A LA PAR
MODULE 1. ABUSE AND MISTREATMENT
- Reflect on the concept of abuse, mistreatment and dignified treatment.
- Delve into the regulatory regulations regarding abuse and mistreatment.
MODULE 2. THE VULNERABILITY OF PEOPLE WITH ID TO THE ABUSE AND MISTREATMENT
- Know the factors that make people with ID a group that is especially vulnerable to abuse: factors related to disability, environmental factors, factors of the agents involved in the complaint and judicial process, and social factors.
MODULE 3. DETECTION OF SUSPECTED ABUSE OF PEOPLE WITH ID
- Know the main difficulties in detecting abuse or mistreatment of people with ID.
- Delve into the optimal family conditions to effectively detect situations of abuse or mistreatment.
- Know the main keys to detect a situation of abuse or mistreatment.
- Know the variables that modulate the appearance of changes in the victim with ID.
- Learn to handle spontaneous verbalization related to abuse.
MODULE 4. GUIDELINES FOR ACTION IN CASES OF ABUSE OF A PERSON WITH ID
- Know the main variables that should modulate the intervention when an abusive situation is detected.
- Approach the process of managing hypotheses and assessing indicators.
- Know how to assess a risk situation and how to deploy protection measures.
- Know how to handle information within the family in relation to a detected situation of abuse.
MODULE 5. THE FIGURE OF THE FACILITATOR AS THE MAIN MEANS OF SUPPORT IN ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR PEOPLE WITH ID
- Present the framework of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
- Know the journey that a victim has to face after the revelation of abuse and limitations when it comes to victims with ID.
- Offer a proposal for adapting police and judicial procedures.
- Recognise the figure of the facilitator as the main support for the victim and legal agents.
Monday, 26 September 2022 4.50 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
3 hours (plus a 10-minute prologue by AIPA)
It will be available online for a week. The link will be sent to registered people.
A certificate of completion of the course will be issued