Organisational proﬁle A proﬁle of the Ann Craft Trust Background The Ann Craft Trust (ACT) was founded by the late Dr Ann Craft in 1992 and began its life as the National Association for the Protection from Sexual Abuse of Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities (NAPSAC). Dr Craft had pioneered work that looked at the rights of people with learning disabilities in relation to their sexuality during the 1970s. She worked directly with staff and service users and had a major impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities. She further recognised the importance of considering protection issues and the need to balance independence and protection, risks and rights. She raised the proﬁle of protection of children and adults and founded NAPSAC to offer those working in the ﬁeld the information and skills required to minimise the risk of abuse. Dr Craft died in 1997 and NAPSAC was re-launched as the Ann Craft Trust in 1998 in recognition of her enormous contribution to this work. ACT works with staff in the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors in the interests of people with learning disabilities who may be at risk of abuse. The underlying philosophy of ACT is
The Journal of Adult Protection – Emerald Publishing
Published: May 1, 2008
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