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Getting Arrested...What to do

Getting Arrested – What to do, is a training kit to be used when educating people with intellectual disability.

The kit aims to teach people with intellectual disability about their rights and responsibilities when coming into contact with the police as a suspect or when under arrest.

Some of the material in the kit can be downloaded from this web page. These can be printed or read online, and the videos can be watched online.

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  1. Training guide
  2. Explanatory notes for the DVDS
  3. Getting Arrested,What to do Photobook (PDF)
  4. Getting Arrested What to do DVD
  5. Bail Conditions DVD
  6. Additional resources included in the Getting Arrested What to do kit

Training Guide (PDF)

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The training guide contains:

  • Introduction to the kit
  • Background information about the kit
  • Training information for educators
  • Information about contents of kit and how to use them
  • How to conduct training using the kit - organised into four training sessions
  • Legal Information for educators

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Explanatory notes for the DVDS (PDF)

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The explanatory notes are designed to be used by educators.

The notes go through the content of the DVD and highlight questions and issues which arise. They suggest suitable points to pause and relevant activities and issues for discussion.

The notes are to be used in conjunction with the session plans and are also designed to assist anyone to use the video with an individual.

You can access this file in two ways:

Getting Arrested,What to do Photobook (PDF)

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The photo book covers the same information as the DVD using still photos and key messages.

It can be used during training, and is useful for the participant to take away from the training as a reminder of what they have learnt.

Families and other support people can also benefit from the booklet. One copy is provided with the package

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Getting Arrested What to do DVD

This Youtube video follows Tim through the experience of being arrested; being in custody at the police station; taking up his rights to have a support person present, to get legal advice and his right to silence; being charged with a crime and given bail conditions.

The video is sub-titled.

Key messages are repeated and highlighted providing opportunities to pause for discussion and activities.

You can also download this video to watch later - Video: Getting Arrested What to do?

Bail Conditions DVD

This animated video follows the experience of Tracey. She has been charged with a crime and given bail conditions.

It is a real struggle for Tracey to stick to her bail conditions and to face going to court.

The video is designed to be used with individuals who have been given bail conditions.

It will assist a person to understand what bail conditions are and the importance of not breaking them. It can provide a discussion starter about the person’s own bail conditions.

This video is also a resource for Session 4 of the training sessions. The script of the DVD is provided in at the end of the Explanatory Notes for getting Arrested video.

You can also download this video to watch later - Video: Bail Conditions - Don't Break Them!

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Additional resources included in the Getting Arrested What to do kit


The following resources are also included in the kit

These can be printed or ordered from IDRS, please call 02 9318 0144

Photos of NSW Police doing their different jobs

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These photos were provided to IDRS by the NSW Police for training purposes. They are used on this website as material included in the Getting Arrested, What to do kit. Please contact the NSW Police if you need to use them for any other purpose.

Click to download the PDF file - Pictures of NSW police doing their different jobs

Caution and Summary of Part 9 Law Enforcement (Powers & Responsibilities) Act 2002

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The Caution and Summary of Part 9 Law Enforcement (Powers & Responsibilities) Act 2002, is a form that tells the person under arrest about some of the things the police will do for them while they are in police custody at a police station.

The Caution and the easy read / plain English version of the caution is available from the below links.

You can access this file in two ways:

  1. Click to download the plain English / easy read version of the Caution (PDF file)
    This may take a while to download
  2. Read online
    This is a fast way to access the document, but you might have trouble printing this.

Please click on this link to download The Caution and Summary of Part 9 Law Enforcement (Powers & Responsibilities) Act 2002, (PDF file). This might take a while to download

Show-cards: Your rights if the police thinks you broke the law

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These show the rights of a person in police custody (suspected of commiting a crime.)

In the Getting Arrested, What to do kit, these are provided as a pack of six show-cards; they are A5 size, individually laminated and printed on yellow coloured paper

Click to download the PDF file - Show-cards (PDF file)

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My Helping Hand (PDF file)

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This is a picture of an outline of a hand. It's used during the training to think of five people or place to get help from.

In the Getting Arrested, What to do kit, the outline of the hand is printed on a white A4 size paper and is laminated.

The trainer can photocopy this and hand it out during the training session for the trainees to write on.

Click to download the PDF file - My Helping Hand (PDF file)

Role Play cards (PDF file)

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This provides information for two role plays - identifying intellectual disability to police and police interview.

In the Getting Arrested, What to do kit, the two role play cards are printed on seperate white A4 size paper and they are laminated.

Click to download the PDF file - Role play cards (PDF file)

Role of a support person (PDF file)

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This provides information to the person in police custody about the right to have a support person and their role.

Click to download the PDF file - Role of a support person (PDF file)





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