Key Points
  • An update on the cross-government approach to reducing re-offending
  • How a prison is leading the way in helping to transform the lives of offenders by getting them into employment
  • Discussion on effective partnership working across all agencies to reduce re-offending
  • The 'Whole Systems Approach' (WSA) model to supporting women offenders
  • Successful diversion offenders from criminal justice into treatment through Community Sentence Treatment Requirements
  • Prevention and early intervention of offending behaviour through the mitigation of the negative impacts of adverse childhood experiences (ACE)
  • The importance of provision of a stable and secure accommodation in reducing re-offending


Overview

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Our full list of speakers:
  • (Chair) Helen Berresford, Director of External Engagement, Nacro

  • Ian Bickers, Deputy Director, Education, Employment and Accommodation Group, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, New Futures Network
  • Sean Duggan, Chief Executive, Mental Health Network, NHS Confederation
  • Chris Edwards, Chief Executive, Merseyside and Greater Manchester Rehabilitation Company
  • Steve Gillan, General Secretary, Prison Officer's Association (POA)
  • Matthew Tilt, Governor, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, HM Prison Onley
  • Anita Dockley, Research Director, The Howard League for Penal Reform
  • Mike Trace, Chief Executive, Forward Trust
  • Jason Stewart Head of Reducing Re-Offending, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, HM Prison Onley
  • Matthew Randle,Assistant Director, Catch 22
  • Geeta Subramaniam-Mooney, Head of Public Protection and Safety, Lewisham Council
  • Sam Sanderson, Project Manager, Women in the Criminal Justice System Sussex Police
  • Mignon French, Programme Manager, Community Sentence Treatment Requirements
  • Paul Bullen, Director for Delivery Office of Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Mick Stamper,Chief Superintendent Northamptonshire Police
  • Sean Scannell,Strategic Delivery Manager Northamptonshire Police
  • Simon Allcock, Head of Projects Riverside

Westminster Insight’s new Reducing Re-offending Conference brings to you the latest approaches and strategies to support and rehabilitate offenders and reduce re-offending.

With almost half of all crime committed by people who have already been through the criminal justice system, the cost of reducing re-offending is rising and is now costing the taxpayer around £15 billion per year*.

The break-up of probation service and creation of the Community Rehabilitation Companies have changed the dynamics of relationship working between the key local agencies. A competitive process of tendering meant that the voluntary sector was unable or reluctant to bid for contracts. Therefore, the challenge of delivering strong local strategic partnerships and the timely provision of a good range of specialist services to meet the diverse needs of those under probation supervision remains.

This conference will examine the key challenges of establishing an effective partnership working and how to overcome the barriers and deliver specialist services and interventions.

This brand-new event will bring together the key agencies from across the sector including: police, probation, local authorities, health, prison, housing, voluntary and private sector.

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:30
Registration, Networking and Tea and Coffee

 

09:30 - 09:35
Chairman’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Helen Berresford Director of External Engagement, Nacro

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09:35 - 10:00
Keynote: Developing and Implementing a Cross-Government Approach to Reducing Re-Offending

 
  • Helping offenders get the right skills to find a job by implementing the education and employment strategy
  • Delivering more effective and tailored interventions for offenders who are vulnerable 
  • Making a better use of early intervention

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Phil Douglas Director, Youth Justice & Offender Policy Directorate, Ministry of Justice

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10:00 - 10:10
Questions and Answers with delegates

 

10:10 - 10:40
Transforming Lives of Offenders by Getting them into Employment

 
  • Developing partnerships with local businesses to explore opportunities for prisoners to gain training and employment
  • Giving offenders opportunity to gain qualifications to secure job on the release
  • Offering an end-to-end service of skills training, bespoke support for individuals and employment to reduce re-offending 

Speakers

Ian Bickers Deputy Director, Education, Employment and Accommodation Group, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service and New Futures Netwo

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Matthew Tilt Governor, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, HM Prison Onley

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10:40 - 10:50
Questions and Answers with delegates

 

10:50 - 11:00
Networking Tea and Coffee Break

 

11:00 - 11:45
Panel discussion: Developing an Effective Partnership Working across Local Agencies

 

  • Bringing the cross-agency response to crime and reducing-re-offending
  • Tackling the challenges created by the different operating models, funding and governance structure 
  • Developing a whole-system approach to reducing re-offending 
  • Improving information sharing between key local agencies
  • Improving voluntary and community sector involvement in offender management 

Speakers

Sean Duggan Chief Executive, Mental Health Network, NHS Confederation

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Chris Edwards Chief Executive, Merseyside and Greater Manchester Rehabilitation Company

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Mike Trace Chief Executive, Forward Trust

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Geeta Subramaniam-Mooney Head of Public Protection and Safety, Lewisham Council

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Matthew Randle Assistant Director, Catch 22

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11:45 - 12:15
Developing Strategies to Support Rehabilitation of Women Offenders and Reduce Re-Offending

 
  • Establishing an effective partnership working
  • Meeting the specific needs and ensuring appropriate interventions
  • Preventing further offending and promoting a safer community  

Speakers

Sam Sanderson Project Manager, Women in the Criminal Justice System, Sussex Police

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12:15 - 12:25
Questions and Answers with delegates

 

12:25 - 12:55
Improving Health and Social Outcomes of Offenders

 
  • Exploring the Community Sentence Treatment Requirement 
  • Supporting offenders with Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health problems
  • Providing effective community sentence options when required to divert offenders into treatment 
  • Addressing underlying causes of offending to reduce reconviction 

Speakers

Paul Bullen Director for Delivery, Office of Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner

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Mignon French Programme Manager, Community Sentence Treatment Requirements

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12:55 - 13:05
Questions and Answers with delegates

 

13:05 - 14:05
Networking Lunch

 

14:05 - 14:30
Prevention and Early Intervention to Reduce Future Offending

 
  • Developing a partnership approach to early intervention 
  • Preventing young people from entering the criminal justice system
  • Pooling resources to reduce demand across all public sector agencies
  • Assisting young people in building resilience and supporting their families

Speakers

Sean Scannell Strategic Delivery Manager, Northamptonshire Police

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Mick Stamper Chief Superintendent, Northamptonshire Police

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14:30 - 14:40
Questions and Answers with delegates

 

14:40 - 15:10
Providing Secure and Safe Housing Support

 
  • Developing a joined-up approach across the agencies to provide an appropriate support
  • Ensuring early engagement to ensure smooth transition into settled accommodation and community  
  • Combining housing support with community outreach
  • Providing tenancy support

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Simon Allcock Head of Projects, Riverside

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15:10 - 15:20
Questions and Answers with delegates

 

15:20 - 15:25
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

 

End

Speakers

Simon Allcock Head of Projects, Riverside

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Helen Berresford Director of External Engagement, Nacro

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Ian Bickers Deputy Director, Education, Employment and Accommodation Group, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service and New Futures Netwo

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Paul Bullen Director for Delivery, Office of Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner

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Phil Douglas Director, Youth Justice & Offender Policy Directorate, Ministry of Justice

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Sean Duggan Chief Executive, Mental Health Network, NHS Confederation

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Chris Edwards Chief Executive, Merseyside and Greater Manchester Rehabilitation Company

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Mignon French Programme Manager, Community Sentence Treatment Requirements

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Matthew Randle Assistant Director, Catch 22

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Sam Sanderson Project Manager, Women in the Criminal Justice System, Sussex Police

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Sean Scannell Strategic Delivery Manager, Northamptonshire Police

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Mick Stamper Chief Superintendent, Northamptonshire Police

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Jason Stewart , Head of Reducing Re-Offending, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, HM Prison Onley

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Geeta Subramaniam-Mooney Head of Public Protection and Safety, Lewisham Council

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Matthew Tilt Governor, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, HM Prison Onley

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Mike Trace Chief Executive, Forward Trust

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Venue details

Zone 1 Central London


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