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Agenda

8:45 am
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Dr Andy Williams
Dr Andy Williams
Principal Lecturer and Associate Head of Research
Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth
Confirmed
9:40 am
Morning Keynote: The Current State of Probation

Over the last year Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation has inspected every probation service in England and Wales – both NPS and CRCs – as well as publishing a number of important thematic reviews.

Drawing on evidence from thousands of individual cases and hundreds of probation officer interviews, what do these inspections tell us about the current state of probation? How well are they supporting offenders to turn their lives around and manage risks to the public? Are workloads manageable? What is the quality of leadership and of the services they offer? And are there any signs of improvement?

Justin Russell
Justin Russell
HM Chief Inspector Probation
HM Inspectorate of Probation
Confirmed
10:00 am
Special Keynote: Understanding the Role of the Voluntary Sector in Supporting Offender Management
  • Exploring the multi-faceted role of the voluntary sector in improving safety and rehabilitation in prisons by ensuring that access to vital services remain open and accessible
  • Elaborating on the changing role of voluntary organisations, and preparing for the further reform of probation services from December 2020, whereby rehabilitation and resettlement services will be purchased through the Dynamic Framework
  • Sharing best practice guidance on how voluntary organisations can work better with prisons to provide support to those in custody and those transitioning back to community life
  • Examining outcomes of Clinks’ projects in prison on voluntary sector coordination and family centred working
Anne Fox
Anne Fox
Chief Executive
Clinks
Confirmed
10:30 am
Case Study: Working Collectively with Criminal Justice Agencies to Implement the Reducing Reoffending Strategy
  • Examining the Reducing Reoffending Strategy aimed at supporting offenders on release, by addressing the factors that cause reoffending such as unemployment, homelessness and substance abuse
  • Working closely with the police, probation services, prisons and health together with voluntary organisations to commission effective schemes and services to reduce offending and re-offending behaviour
  • Establishing the Surrey Adults Matter partnership, one of only 27 Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) partnerships across England, aiming to design and deliver better coordinated services to improve outcomes for people facing multiple disadvantage
  • Commissioning a range of services that includes the Amber Foundation who provide accommodation, personal development support, and education and training for vulnerable, marginalised and homeless young people
Craig Jones
Craig Jones
Policy and Commissioning Lead for Criminal Justice
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey
Confirmed
10:50 am
Questions and Answers Session
11:10 am
Refreshments and Networking
11:30 am
Case Study: Partnering with Organisations to Improve Prison Environment and Enhance Performance
  • Collaborating with the voluntary sector to support HMP Brixton prisoners to redesign spaces to foster personal change and hope, by painting informative illustrations and murals that prisoners would value
  • Providing varied learning opportunities through a funded partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society to run EXPLORE, an astronomy and STEM education course alongside the core curriculum
  • Ensuring there is ongoing assessment of the value of the skills training to maintain innovation in HMP Brixton and ensure that employers co-create valuable skills training and the centres are an environment that gives prisoners the best chance to gain employment on release with a full package of skills
  • Sharing HMP Brixton’s journey from the 2017 inspection which saw it as a fundamentally unsafe prison to the 2019 inspection which saw significant improvements in most areas
  • Outlining the Prison’s ambitions to increase rehabilitation following the latest recommendations from the inspection
Francesca Findlater
Francesca Findlater
CEO
Bounce Back Foundation
Confirmed
Graham Horlock
Graham Horlock
Head of Reducing Re-Offending
HMP Brixton
Invited
11:50 am
Strategic Show Partner Session: Improving the Quality of Services in the Future Probation Model
  • Understanding the challenge and importance of delivering high quality services in contracts for probation and other justice services –  A CRC perspective of the lessons to be learned from Transforming Rehabilitation as we move towards a new generation of probation services contracts
  • Exploring the potential of new funding and the new model for probation to drive better services and outcomes for services users and communities, if focused effectively on supporting probation employees and service providers (particularly the voluntary sector) to do the best job possible
David Hood
David Hood
Managing Director
MTC
Confirmed
12:10 pm
Questions and Answers Session
12:30 pm
Lunch and Networking
1:30 pm
Exploring Prison Inspection Findings and Outcomes
  • Explaining the role and purpose of HMI Prisons
  • Exploring the HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2018-19 with a specific focus on outcomes for prisoners in rehabilitation and release planning
  • Sharing common inspection findings and recommendations for rehabilitation and release planning through a case study
  • Examining a case study where we have seen good practice and where our partners can find good practice examples on our website
  • Considering future developments and challenges which may impact how HMI Prisons inspect rehabilitation and release planning
Alice Oddy
Alice Oddy
Head of Services
HM Inspectorate of Prisons 
Invited
1:50 pm
Case Study: Tackling Drug and Alcohol Misuse with Through the Gate Services
  • Partnering with HMP Lincoln to trial a through the gate project which supports offenders on release by taking them to their appointments and ensuring they complete their community services
  • Launching this project in early 2019 to support a cohort of mostly higher risk offenders who are at risk of falling into addiction due to drug and alcohol misuse
  • Outlining the importance of working with health providers as well as probation officers to ensure the mental health of offenders in custody is supported, reducing reoffending rates
Louise Scherdel
Louise Scherdel
Contracts Manager
We Are With You (formerly Addaction)
Confirmed
Mark Hilditch
Mark Hilditch
Head of Development - New Business and Contract Retention Team
We Are With You (formerly Addaction)
Confirmed
2:10 am
Case Study: Ensuring Offender Management Supports the Rehabilitation of Older Prisoners to Reduce Reoffending
  • Discussing the needs of the older and vulnerable cohort, whose population in prisons has trebled in the last 20 years, with one in six people (16%) in prison aged 50 or over
  • Outlining how RECOOP supports HMPPS partners with a range of support services and interventions to meet the differing needs of this growing group
  • Tackling social inclusion and developing skills to empower individuals to take control of their independence and preparation for transition back into the community
  • Tackling the growing health and social care challenges facing prisons. Outlining the formalised ‘Buddy Support’ peer mentoring training and management programme’ which has been developed by adapting the National Care Certificate standards for a prison setting
Paul Grainge
Paul Grainge
Chief Officer
RECOOP
Confirmed
2:30 pm
Questions and Answers Session
2:50 pm
Refreshments and Networking
3:10 pm
Case Study: Championing the Multi-Agency Approach to Reducing Reoffending Through the IOM Scheme
  • Outlining what Integrated Offender Management (IOM) entails and how this statutory and probation-based service brings a multi-agency response to crime and reoffending threats
  • Sharing how Waltham Forest created successful partnerships with four core agencies to reduce reconviction including housing, mental health, training and employment, and substance abuse
  • Exploring the types of probation services in place to manage the most persistent and problematic offenders and ensure a successful re-integration into the community for ex-offenders
  • Discussing the value and benefits for local authorities to prioritise and champion IOM schemes to tackle high crime rates, reduce reconvictions and ensure the safeguarding of children and adults
Alex Haward
Alex Haward
IOM Coordinator - Waltham Forest
London Community Rehabilitation Company
Confirmed
3:30 pm
Case Study: Taking and Evidence-Based Approach to Supporting Offenders with Complex Needs
  • Delivering offender management alongside HMP Thameside with experience managing high risk, lifers and indeterminate sentenced prisoners
  • Using a strengths-based approach to assess the motivation of service users to stop offending and deliver contracts in demanding environments to meet complex needs
  • Addressing immediate risks and the needs of service users once they enter custody, including providing vital mental health support, substance misuse, gang involvement and behaviour work based on their criminality
  • Establishing group and one-to-one work to assess long-term needs and consequential thinking and behaviour to provide the adequate support for resettlement and rehabilitation
  • Working with service users to create tailored resettlement plans that cover educational needs, training and employment, accommodation, health, finance and debt management, abuse and victim support, and family relationships
Laura Frampton
Laura Frampton
Head of Services
Catch 22
Confirmed
3:50 pm
Questions and Answers Session
4:10 pm
Chair's Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change