Celebrating and promoting the best in UK prisons, probation and youth justice

Nov 5, 2015

Management and care of older prisoners

This workshop, run by The Butler Trust, focused on best practice in managing and caring for older prisoners and responding to the challenges of an aging prison population. [For further examples of good practice in this area see the older offenders interest group on good-practice.net.] “I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age; first, it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it stands not far from death.” Cicero (106-43 BC), De […]
Nov 3, 2015

Working with veterans in custody and the community

This workshop, run by The Butler Trust, focused on best practice in working with veterans in custody and the community. [For further examples of good practice in this area see the veterans interest group on good-practice.net.] “They’ve gone from hero to zero, from being Batman to bad man.” Workshop delegate The Military Covenant The 2015 Good Practice Workshop on Veterans in Custody brought together the usual blend of expert presenters and equally expert delegates from prisons, the probation service, as well as a representative from NOMS. There are almost five […]
Oct 9, 2014

Transforming Prisons & Prisoners Through Physical Education

This workshop, run by The Butler Trust in association with NOMS, focused on sport and PE in prisons, and the contributions they can make to healthy prisons and effective rehabilitation. [For further examples of good practice in this area see the PE, sport and exercise interest group on good-practice.net.] A Long History The many benefits of physical education have been known and commented on for thousands of years. Indeed, the famous line by the first century Roman poet Juvenal, mens sana in corpore sano – ‘a healthy mind in a […]
Oct 7, 2014

Management & Care of Offenders with Learning Disabilities

This workshop, run by The Butler Trust in association with The Prison Reform Trust, focused on the management and care of offenders with learning disabilities, both in custody and in the community. [For further examples of good practice in this area see the learning disability interest group on good-practice.net.] A Word About Words To some people the phrase ‘learning disabilities’ sounds like off-putting and unclear jargon. In fact, it’s just the latest in a long list of historical technical terms which once included cretin, imbecile, idiot, moron, retarded and mental […]
Oct 3, 2014

Maintaining Prisoner/Family Relationships in Prison

This workshop, run by The Butler Trust in association with Action for Prisoners’ Families, focused on best practice in supporting and strengthening relationships between prisoners and the families. Contents Working together – Maintaining familiy ties : the issues The Jigsaw Visitors’ Centre at HMP Leeds Reducing Reoffending – Families First Invisible Walls Service – Spurgeons Family Man and Fathers Inside Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact) at HMP Swansea Discussion [For further examples of good practice in this area see the relationships / children & families interest group on good-practice.net.] […]
Oct 2, 2014

Meeting the needs of older prisoners and responding to the challenge of an aging prison population

This workshop, held by The Butler Trust in association with the Prison Reform Trust, focused on best practice in managing and caring for older prisoners and responding to the challenges of an aging prison population.
Oct 1, 2014

Supporting and supervising offenders with mental health issues in the community

This workshop, held by the Butler Trust in association with the Centre for Mental Health, focused on best practice in supporting and supervising offenders with mental health issues in the community. Contents Issues surrounding supervision of offenders with a mental illness Manchester Offenders: Diversion Engagement and Liaison Partnership between Together and London Probation Supporting and supervising offenders with mental health issues at Northants Probation Psychologically-Informed case management Discussion [For further examples of good practice in this area see the mental health interest group on good-practice.net.] Issues surrounding supervision of offenders […]
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