Psych awarded by Princess Anne - work with Autistic inmates

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28 Mar 2017, 1:31 am

Princess Anne presents award to HMP Dovegate Psychologist for her work with autistic inmates

Senior forensic psychologist Yvette Bates received the Butler Trust Commendation from Princess Anne the Princess Royal during the Butler Trust Awards ceremony at St James’ Palace in London.

Ms Bates was one of a select number of UK prison employees to be honoured with the prestigious award, one of the highest honours available to prison worker.

Nominated for the outstanding work she’s done with autistic prisoners at HMP Dovegate, in Marchington, Ms Bates has worked ‘resolutely and consistently’. Her expertise has also been credited with helping staff in the wider prison systems to understand issues that face offenders with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) through an ASD awareness program she has created.

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29 Mar 2017, 9:52 am

It's a pity that some of these autistic inmates are inmates in the first place.