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  • Day 1
  • Day 2
9:00 am
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9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Professor Anthony Goodman
Professor Anthony Goodman
Department of Criminology and Sociology
Middlesex University
Confirmed
9:40 am
Probation Inspections Update: Lessons from the Pandemic and Planning for the New Model

In this session, Justin will share insights and updates from inspections carried out in the context of COVID-19, offering reflections on where improvements can be made in different services, both for offenders and staff.

Moving forward, Justin will discuss progress made so far in meeting the new National Standards of probation as part of creating a Unified Model from June 2021, and provide guidance from an inspectorate perspective for meeting the requirements of the new Target Operating Model in England and Wales.

There will also be discussion on next steps to tackle race inequality in probation, following findings in the March 2021 report by HMIP, ‘Race equality in probation: the experiences of black, Asian and minority ethnic probation service users and staff’.

This session will include time for questions.

Justin Russell
Justin Russell
HM Chief Inspector Probation
HM Inspectorate of Probation
Confirmed
10:10 am
Prison Inspections Update: Levelling Up Support and Scrutiny Following the Pandemic

In this session, Rebecca will share insights from the HMIP inspection process during the pandemic, discuss next steps in moving to the ‘new normal’, and explore new initiatives to improve standards of prisons.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Sharing key learnings from scrutiny visits through the pandemic
  • Guidance on moving from scrutiny visits to full inspections, of all facilities and settings
  • Advice on delivering a ‘safe, decent and purposeful’ prison environment for women in custody, and recognising how their needs differ from men
  • Recommendations on how prisons can better support those in custody recover from the effects of the pandemic, including through enhanced wellbeing support, and education and training to prevent re-offending

This session will include time for questions.

Rebecca Stanbury
Rebecca Stanbury
Inspector
HM Inspectorate of Prisons
Confirmed
10:40 am
Sponsored Session
11:05 am
Break, Exhibition and Virtual Networking

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11:25 am
Working with the Probation and Family Courts Sector to Support and Deliver Improved Services through Reunification

This session will explore updates and progress from the practitioner perspective of delivering a reunified probation service.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Understand the role of Napo in negotiating plans for the probation service restructure, and receive guidance on support available for staff moving from CRCs, or shifting from providers under the Dynamic Framework to a new commissioning model
  • Guidance on the issue of workloads across the probation sector, and discussion on how to balance the needs of complex cases, and distributing work across partners including contract organisations
  • A vision for how a new way of working in the probation sector could also work to help race equality among staff and service users, following the March 2021 HMIP report

This session will include time for questions.

Katie Lomas
Katie Lomas
National Chair
Napo
Confirmed
11:55 am
The Future of Probation Services: Reassurances and Recommendations from the Justice Committee

This session will focus on recommendations from the 2021 Justice Committee report on the Future of the Probation Service, and share updates on working with the Government since then to ensure that ongoing reforms across the system work well for all stakeholders.

Key discussion points will include:

  • Improving staff wellbeing through caseload limits
  • Targets and milestones for moving cases back to the National Probation Service to ensure no offender gets left behind
  • Ensuring effective decision making around commissioning services under the new re-unified model, to provide a joined-up approach for service users
  • Strengthening pre-release services with improved collaboration between prisons and probation staff, to tackle re-offending

This session will include time for questions.

Sir Bob Neill MP
Sir Bob Neill MP
Chair
Justice Committee
Confirmed
12:25 pm
The Police Role in Facilitating Local Partnerships to Tackle the Cycle of Offending

This session will outline and highlight best practice methods for how PCCs can lead the way in local areas to coordinate service provision and offer a holistic, tailored approach to tackling the causes of crime, and support offenders to turn their lives around, including in relation to the new probation model.

Best practice methods and learning to be discussed will include:

  • Accommodation provision upon immediate release from prison
  • Addressing the complex needs of female offenders and providing preventative support for them and their families
  • Utilising Community Sentence Treatment Requirement orders to address mental health issues and/or substance misuse
  • Delivering engaging education, training and skills development opportunities for those at risk of offending, and those who have offended

This session will include time for questions.

Susannah Hancock
Susannah Hancock
Chief Executive
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC)
Confirmed
12:50 pm
Chair’s Summary and Close
Professor Anthony Goodman
Professor Anthony Goodman
Department of Criminology and Sociology
Middlesex University
Confirmed
1:00 pm
Day 1 Close, Exhibition and Virtual Networking

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*Programme subject to change

9:00 am
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9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Professor Anthony Goodman
Professor Anthony Goodman
Department of Criminology and Sociology
Middlesex University
Confirmed
9:40 am
The Role of the Voluntary Sector in the New Era of Probation

This session will offer advice and guidance for voluntary sector organisations on how services are commissioned under the unified model of probation, as well as help partner agencies understand how to work better with voluntary sector organisations.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Updates on the system of commissioning in line with Regional Reducing Reoffending Plans, and the distribution and allocation of funding
  • Examination of the impact of COVID-19 related delays in service provision, particularly in custody, and the likely services and support required in coming months and years to address the backlog
  • Understand the need to fund BAME specialist voluntary organisations to meet the specific needs of offenders, and ensure delivery of these services is prioritised
  • Insights into tackling the challenges of one-day commissioning for the voluntary sector, and how partner agencies can help with this

This session will include time for questions.

Jess Mullen
Jess Mullen
Director of Influence & Communications
Clinks
Confirmed
10:10 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: Integrated Offender Management – Challenges and Solutions

This interactive session will explore some of the key issues in delivering successful integrated offender management, providing ideas and initiatives as well as offering the opportunity for questions and comments from delegates throughout.

  • Discussing effective methods for conducting a comprehensive needs assessment that addresses barriers to accessing services as well as determining what support is required
  • Best practice in linking local support partnerships with prisons, to deliver more continuity for offenders
  • Strategies for tackling issues that relate to offending including substance misuse, homelessness and poor mental health, to reduce both offending and re-offending
  • Strengthening partnership-working between police and probation services in a local area, for better understanding and more appropriate responses to crime and those at risk of offending
Pavan Dhaliwal
Pavan Dhaliwal
Chief Executive
Revolving Doors Agency
Confirmed
Lili Bidwell
Lili Bidwell
Ambassador, Unlocked
Accelerator Employment Advisor, HMP Wandsworth
Confirmed
10:50 am
Break, Exhibition and Virtual Networking

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11:10 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: Tackling Offending Through Education and Opportunity

This interactive discussion session will explore the importance of providing inspiring opportunities for offenders and explore strategies for delivering these in innovative ways.

Delegates will be invited to submit comments and questions throughout for discussion by the panel.

  • Learning about the role of technology in delivering adult learning in prisons, and how the digital shift through the pandemic has supported this
  • Conducting labour market analyses to tailor training and education in prisons to opportunities that could be available to offenders on release
  • Considering approaches to delivering formal qualifications in a secure setting, and engaging young adults in particular with such opportunities, to break the cycle of offending at an early age
  • Engaging offenders in their own learning and development pathways, finding out their interests and tailoring support and opportunities accordingly
Patrick Dunn
Patrick Dunn
Project Account Manager
Ufi VocTech Trust
Confirmed
Ben James
Ben James
Head of Learning and Skills
HMP Ashfield
Confirmed
Anna Herrmann
Anna Herrmann
Joint Artistic Director
Clean Break
Confirmed
Member
Member
Clean Break
Confirmed
Natasha Porter
Natasha Porter
CEO
Unlocked Graduates
Confirmed
Clare Lloyd
Clare Lloyd
Head of Service Delivery
Prisoners' Education Trust
Confirmed
11:55 am
Interactive Break Out Discussions: Delivering Change in Your Local Area

This session will provide an opportunity to connect with fellow delegates in an intimate discussion setting to examine learnings from the conference so far, and explore how you will utilise the key takeaways to deliver improvements, reform, and enhanced support for offenders, and the staff who support them.

Learn from each other and consider what works to reduce crime, improve probation and prison services, and tackle reoffending in engaging and sustainable way.

Delegates will join groups according to the sector you work in, including:

  • Probation Services
  • Prisons
  • Voluntary Sector
  • Health and Housing
12:15 pm
Interactive Panel Discussion: Learning from Lived Experiences of the Criminal Justice System and Understanding What Needs to Change

This session will give a voice to ex-offenders who in various ways have turned their lives around and are helping others to do the same, as they work through their own challenges.

Delegates are invited to submit questions and comments throughout.

  • Discussing how to recover from the impact of limited service delivery through the pandemic, and the support offenders, particularly in custody, will need
  • Highlighting the importance of prison staff offering encouragement and building aspirations among prisoners, to develop confidence and new perspectives
  • Considering what an effective sentence plan looks like, and the impact this can have on an offender’s life chances
  • Exploring the mental health impact of offending, and how service providers can help ensure positive mental health and wellbeing among those they interact with
Stephen Akpabio-Klementowski
Stephen Akpabio-Klementowski
Associate Lecturer in Criminology
The Open University
Confirmed
Marc Conway
Marc Conway
Policy Officer
Prison Reform Trust
Confirmed
Richard Strauss
Richard Strauss
Director of Sustainability
Offploy CIC
Confirmed
12:50 pm
Chair’s Summary and Close
Professor Anthony Goodman
Professor Anthony Goodman
Department of Criminology and Sociology
Middlesex University
Confirmed
1:00 pm
Day 2 Close, Exhibition and Virtual Networking

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*Programme subject to change