Overview

29 Mar, 20229:15 am-1:00 pm30 Mar, 20229:00 am-1:15 pm
Online
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The Probation System Management Conference brings together sector leaders, practitioners and researchers, from the public, private and voluntary sectors, to address the current challenges across the probation system, and explore opportunities for improving support and service provision.

The Conference will explore progress in implementing the new unified probation model, and what this means for how services for people in prison and under probation supervision are managed, as well as exploring wider themes around mental and physical health, and prospects for training, education and employment.

Recognising the interwoven nature of these themes, and the importance of taking a whole-systems approach to addressing re-offending and facilitating rehabilitation, this Conference will examine best practice multi-agency approaches to service delivery and care and support for an improved probation system that meets the needs of justice-involved people, ultimately ensuring more positive outcomes for them, and wider society.

  • AI networking and live delegate meet-ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • Sector based discussion groups
  • Next generation conference platform

Other Speakers

Ben James photo
Ben James
Head of Learning and Skills
HMP Ashfield
Paula Harriott photo
Paula Harriott
Head of Prisoner Engagement
Prison Reform Trust
Dr Sarah Lewis photo
Dr Sarah Lewis
Director
Penal Reform Solutions
Sameer Iqbal photo
Sameer Iqbal
STR Lived Experience Worker
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health and Criminal Justice Prison Liaison and Diversion Service
Dr Andy Williams photo
Dr Andy Williams
Principal Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice
ICJS, University of Portsmouth
Clare Lloyd photo
Clare Lloyd
Head of Service Delivery
Prisoners' Education Trust
Julie Muir photo
Julie Muir
Head of Recovery and Housing
The Forward Trust
Andrea Coomber photo
Andrea Coomber
Chief Executive
Howard League for Penal Reform
LJ Flanders photo
LJ Flanders
Founder and CEO
Cell Workout
Lisa Boyack photo
Lisa Boyack
Area Manager for Women’s Criminal Justice Services
Changing Lives
Katie Lomas photo
Katie Lomas
National Chair
Napo
Jay Grech photo
Jay Grech
Area Manager for Women's Services, Midlands and North West
Changing Lives

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
9:15 am
Login and Accessing Online Conference Platform

Use this time to explore the agenda for the day and make new connections with peers working across the probation system.

This short explainer video will help you explore how to make the most of our new next generation Conference platform.

You’ll be able to create networking meet ups, access content on demand and use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:45 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Dr Andy Williams
Dr Andy Williams
Principal Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice
ICJS, University of Portsmouth
Confirmed
10:00 am
Probation Inspections Update

This session will share insights from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation on:

  • Probation Unification
  • Impact of COVID on probation delivery
  • Thematic Work on Substance Misuse, Mental Health and Electronic Monitoring

This session will include time for questions.

Linda Neimantas
Linda Neimantas
Head of Probation Inspection Team
HM Inspectorate of Probation
Confirmed
10:30 am
Addressing Health Inequalities Among People in Contact with the Criminal Justice System

This session will provide an update on NHS England and NHS Improvement’s national approach to reduce health inequalities – ‘Core20PLUS5’ for improving healthcare of those involved with the criminal justice system who are one of the target population groups. Key areas of discussion will include:

  • Causes of the life expectancy inequality gap
  • Current work across the health and justice system at the national and system levels
  • Call for system wide conversation to make a difference in addressing the health inequalities

This session will include time for questions. 

Chandraa Bhattacharya
Chandraa Bhattacharya
Head of Equalities (HQ)
HM Prison and Probation Service, Ministry of Justice
Confirmed
11:05 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:25 am
Addressing Complaints Made by People in Prison and Under Probation Supervision

This session will provide an insight into the complaints made to the Ombudsman, highlighting the issues raised in relation to management, supervision, care and treatment by people in prison or under probation supervision.

Based on the latest complaints trends, the Ombudsman will offer advice and guidance on how to prevent such situations arising by improving the quality of service management and delivery, while also highlighting how to ensure all parties involved in an incident are aware of their rights and responsibilities.

This session will include time for questions.

Sue McAllister
Sue McAllister
Prisons and Probation Ombudsman
Confirmed
11:50 pm
Panel Discussion: Providing Agency and Quality Services for People Involved in the Probation System

Following a brief introduction, panellists will explore the key discussion points below. Delegates will be invited to submit questions and comments throughout for the panel to respond to.

  • Ensuring that every person involved at any point with the criminal justice system has a voice, and advising professionals within the system on how to facilitate this
  • Exploring ways to engage people in prison and/or under probation supervision in small- and large- scale reforms to improve ways of working together, and ultimately improve outcomes
  • Examining what quality service delivery means for different people across the probation system, and the nuances of meeting the needs of women, older people, people from minority backgrounds and from the LGBTQIA+ community
Dr Sarah Lewis
Dr Sarah Lewis
Director
Penal Reform Solutions
Confirmed
Jess Mullen
Jess Mullen
Director of Influence and Communications
Clinks
Confirmed
Katie Lomas
Katie Lomas
National Chair
Napo
Confirmed
12:40 pm
Chair's Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change

Dr Andy Williams
Dr Andy Williams
Principal Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice
ICJS, University of Portsmouth
Confirmed
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Conference Platform

Use this time to explore the agenda for the day and make new connections with peers working across the probation system.

This short explainer video will help you explore how to make the most of our new next generation Conference platform.

You’ll be able to create networking meet ups, access content on demand and use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Dr Andy Williams
Dr Andy Williams
Principal Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice
ICJS, University of Portsmouth
Confirmed
9:40 am
The Next Steps in Improving the Health of Justice-Involved People

This session will provide an update on Éamonn’s work across the UK and internationally to improve healthcare for people involved with the criminal justice system.

Key insights and advice will be provided for practitioners and leaders across England and Wales on:

  • Best practice in facilitating links between public healthcare systems and prisons, ensuring continuity of care for all members of society
  • The work of the UKHSA in planning for future major health incidents, as well as continuing to respond to COVID-19, and what this means for support offered to HMPPS
  • Recommendations for enhancing physical and mental health support in prisons and in the community, as well as health and social care needs, to mitigate against future issues, crime-related or otherwise

This session will include time for questions.

Éamonn O’Moore
Éamonn O’Moore
National Lead for Health and Justice, UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)
Director of the UK Collaborating Centre for the Health in Prisons Programme European Region, World Health Organisation (WHO)
Confirmed
10:10 am
Panel Discussion: Outlining Effective Community-Based Approaches to Tackling the Causes of Offending

Following a brief introduction, panellists will explore the key discussion points below. Delegates will be invited to submit questions and comments throughout for the panel to respond to.

  • Exploring the role of PCCs and police staff in working with local community groups, and young people, to identify the causes of crime and work to prevent issues from escalating into criminal offences
  • Considering how people who commit a crime can be rehabilitated within the community, with the help of wrap-around services, to prevent the negative cycle that can occur once entering the criminal justice system
  • Discussing how community partners can meet the needs of young people, such as a desire for belonging and status, to prevent them seeking this in crime-related activities or groups
  • Understanding how to deliver the through-the-gate services required to prevent re-offending among prison leavers
  • Highlighting the importance of gender-specific conversations within the criminal justice system, and exploring best practice related to this
David Lloyd
David Lloyd
APCC Criminal Justice Lead
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire
Confirmed
Sameer Iqbal
Sameer Iqbal
STR Lived Experience Worker
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health and Criminal Justice Prison Liaison and Diversion Service
Confirmed
Lisa Boyack
Lisa Boyack
Area Manager for Women’s Criminal Justice Services
Changing Lives
Confirmed
Jay Grech
Jay Grech
Area Manager for Women's Services, Midlands and North West
Changing Lives
Confirmed
10:50 am
Panel Discussion: Creating Sustainable Education and Employment Opportunities Through the Probation System

Following a brief introduction, panellists will explore the key discussion points below. Delegates will be invited to submit questions and comments throughout for the panel to respond to.

  • How to create links between education and training within prisons, with through-the-gate opportunities, including from the employer perspective
  • How to ensure a person-centred approach to education, training and work opportunities for people in prison, to ensure they engage with the prospects that best suit them and their interests
  • How to encourage confidence building and self-belief for people within the probation system who may struggle with this as a barrier to making the most of opportunities
  • How to ensure training opportunities meet local labour market needs, to facilitate sustainable job opportunities
  • How to help prepare for the move into employment, including ensuring people leaving prison have accommodation, bank accounts, ID and understand how to disclose their convictions to employers
Helen Dyson
Helen Dyson
Director of Justice and Health, and Business Development
Nacro
Confirmed
Ben James
Ben James
Head of Learning and Skills
HMP Ashfield
Confirmed
Richard Strauss
Richard Strauss
Director of Sustainability
Offploy CIC
Confirmed
Clare Lloyd
Clare Lloyd
Head of Service Delivery
Prisoners' Education Trust
Confirmed
11:30 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:50 am
Panel Discussion: Engaging Victims and Survivors in the Conversation Around Penal Reform

Following a brief introduction, panellists will explore the key discussion points below. Delegates will be invited to submit questions and comments throughout for the panel to respond to.

This session will provide key insights from the perspective of victims of crime, including from those with lived experience, exploring their experiences of engaging with the criminal justice system, and how changes could be made to better serve all involved.

Key discussion points will include:

  • Barriers to victims and survivors reporting crimes to the police or engaging with other elements of the criminal justice system, and exploring how to tackle this
  • The support required for those who have experienced different forms of crime, and how this can be factored into planning for activities to tackle offending and re-offending
  • Thoughts from people who have experienced crime regarding how the probation system could better tackle the causes of crime
  • The role of courts in providing better outcomes for victims and defendants alike
Harriet Wistrich
Harriet Wistrich
Founding Director
Centre for Women’s Justice
Confirmed
Jeffrey Demarco
Jeffrey Demarco
Assistant Director - Knowledge and Insight
Victim Support
Confirmed
12:25 pm
Panel Discussion: Practical Steps for a More Effective Prison System that Prevents Re-Offending and Promotes Rehabilitation

Following a brief introduction, panellists will explore the key discussion points below. Delegates will be invited to submit questions and comments throughout for the panel to respond to.

  • Ensuring every person in prison has access to personalised reform opportunities, tackling the issues that led them to commit a crime
  • Considering the recovery needs that may be required, and what a quality substance misuse programme looks like
  • Moving towards a system that reduces the use of prison, and recognises the benefits of support under supervision, or wider reform opportunities
  • The role of the probation system in listening to the voices of those with lived experience, and ensuring feedback is embedded into future planning and commissioning
Paula Harriott
Paula Harriott
Head of Prisoner Engagement
Prison Reform Trust
Confirmed
Andrea Coomber
Andrea Coomber
Chief Executive
Howard League for Penal Reform
Confirmed
Julie Muir
Julie Muir
Head of Recovery and Housing
The Forward Trust
Confirmed
LJ Flanders
LJ Flanders
Founder and CEO
Cell Workout
Confirmed
Selina Sasse
Selina Sasse
Director
The Prison Phoenix Trust
Confirmed
1:15 pm
Chair’s Summary and Close

 

*Programme subject to change

Dr Andy Williams
Dr Andy Williams
Principal Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice
ICJS, University of Portsmouth
Confirmed

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