Working and Volunteering in Prison Training

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Date(s) - 06/09/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

September 6, 2018 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

Are you new to working in prison? Do you have new volunteers or staff members and want to increase their confidence in working in a prison?

This one day course aims to raise awareness of the prison environment and enable voluntary sector staff and volunteers to have meaningful and professional engagement with prisons, in their shared care of those in custody. This highly participative day covers a wide range of topics combining: theory, individual reflection and practical guidance on working in prison and with prisoners.

Who is it for?

  • Voluntary sector staff and volunteers new to working in prison

What does it cover?

  •     Discuss why you want to work in a prison and any worries you might have
  •     An introduction to the criminal justice system
  •     Prison environment and population
  •     Reducing reoffending
  •     Safe and responsible working
  •     What to expect in your first month

What doesn’t it cover?

  • How courts work; supporting those with a non-custodial sentence; volunteer management; security requirements of your specific prison

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