Youth Justice - professionals

The National Autistic Society (in partnership with the University of Kent) would like to invite you to take part in our online survey about working with young autistic people who are involved or at risk of being involved in the criminal justice system.

Am I eligible to take part?

You can take part if:
  • You are a criminal justice professional (e.g. police, judiciary, prison, probation, youth offending team, legal or para-legal) who has experience working with young autistic offenders aged 25 or under.
  • You are a professional who has worked with autistic clients (e.g. social worker, support worker, teacher, psychologist, psychiatrist, community psychiatric nurse) who have been involved with the criminal justice system aged 25 or under.  
Most of the questions will focus on your experience working with young autistic offenders or those at risk of offending, and your views on support. We will ask about what you think leads to young autistic people committing offences, and where are the knowledge gaps in effective provision.

The survey is anonymous and should only take 20 minutes to complete, but there is no time limit. You will be able to save your responses and return to the survey if you wish.

The answers you provide when completing this survey will only be used by the National Autistic Society and the University of Kent, for the purposes of research and analysis. This, in turn, will help inform our campaigns and future work.

Any data you submit – including personal information - will be kept safe and deleted after use. See for further details.