Overview

29 Mar, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm30 Mar, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm
Online

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

Key Speakers

Senior Representative photo
Senior Representative
HM Inspectorate of Probation
Éamonn O’Moore photo
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)
Senior Representative photo
Senior Representative
Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

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
Helen Dyson photo
Helen Dyson
Director of Justice and Health, and Business Development
Nacro
Harriet Wistrich photo
Harriet Wistrich
Founding Director
Centre for Women’s Justice
Sameer Iqbal photo
Sameer Iqbal
STR Lived Experience Worker
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health and Criminal Justice Prison Liaison and Diversion Service
David Lloyd photo
David Lloyd
APCC Criminal Justice Lead
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
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
Rosie Meek
Rosie Meek
Founding Head of the School of Law
Royal Holloway, University of London
Invited
9:40 am
An Update on the Probation Reform Programme: Reflections on Implementation and Next Steps

This session will share insights on the progress of the new probation service delivery since June 2021, highlighting what is working well so far, and offering guidance on further developments for the unified system.

Key discussion points will include:

  • The impact and future potential of unpaid work and behavioural change programmes
  • The role of Regional Probation Directors in providing strategic leadership and driving commissioning decisions
  • Next steps in delivering CPD for the probation workforce, to further strengthen outcomes across the sector
  • Measuring the extent to which the new National Standards are being met

This session will include time for questions.

Pia Sinha
Pia Sinha
Acting Deputy Director - Probation Reform Programme
Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)
Invited
10:10 am
Probation Inspections Update: Highlighting Best Practice in Probation Service Delivery

This session will share insights from inspections conducted since the probation reform in 2021, and highlight best practice work across three key themes:

  • Mental and physical health and social care
  • Training, education and employment opportunity facilitation
  • Wider wrap-around support to tackle re-offending

Attendees will gain strategic direction around how to strengthen these aspects in their own service delivery and consider how to enhance multi-agency partnerships as part of this.

This session will include time for questions.

Senior Representative
Senior Representative
HM Inspectorate of Probation
Confirmed
10:40 am
Prison Inspections Update: Ensuring Quality Health and Social Care in Prisons Post-Pandemic

This session will provide an update on inspections through the pandemic, and look at how Covid-19 has impacted the lives of people in prison through the various lockdowns.

Key discussion points will include:

  • Analysing the changes to inspections due to COVID-19 and a look at how inspections will be conducted moving forward, including clear expectations of adapted service provision
  • Advice on supporting the nuanced health-related needs in relation to the pandemic, including safe spaces for older people in prisons, increased mental health advice and support, and tailored solutions for women in prison, including those going through pregnancy
  • Recommendations for engaging people in prison in their care support, to ensure a person-centred approach

This session will include time for questions.

Jan Fooks-Bale
Jan Fooks-Bale
Inspection Manager (Health & Justice)
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Invited
11:10 am
Sponsored Session
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
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.

Senior Representative
Senior Representative
Prisons and Probation Ombudsman
Confirmed
12:20 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
Invited
Katie Lomas
Katie Lomas
National Chair
Napo
Invited
1:00 pm
Chair's Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change

Rosie Meek
Rosie Meek
Founding Head of the School of Law
Royal Holloway, University of London
Invited
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
Rosie Meek
Rosie Meek
Founding Head of the School of Law
Royal Holloway, University of London
Invited
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 mental health support in prisons and in the community, to mitigate against future issues, crime-related or otherwise, associated with mental health struggles

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
David Lloyd
David Lloyd
APCC Criminal Justice Lead
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire
Invited
Sameer Iqbal
Sameer Iqbal
STR Lived Experience Worker
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health and Criminal Justice Prison Liaison and Diversion Service
Confirmed
Ben Lindsay
Ben Lindsay
Founder and CEO
Power the Fight
Invited
10:45 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 Deliver
Prisoners' Education Trust
Invited
Donna Catley
Donna Catley
Chief People Officer
Compass Group UK
Invited
11:25 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.

11:45 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
Diana Fawcett
Diana Fawcett
Chief Executive
Victim Support
Invited
12:20 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
Frances Crook
Frances Crook
Chief Executive
Howard League for Penal Reform
Invited
Julie Muir
Julie Muir
Head of Recovery and Housing
The Forward Trust
Invited
LJ Flanders
LJ Flanders
Founder and CEO
Cell Workout
Invited
1:00 pm
Chair’s Summary and Close

 

*Programme subject to change

Rosie Meek
Rosie Meek
Founding Head of the School of Law
Royal Holloway, University of London
Invited

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