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Clinks Training: Working and Volunteering in Prison

Clinks Training: Working and Volunteering in Prison

Start your professional engagement with prisons in a meaningful way
August 14, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm


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.

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 & responsible working
  • What to expect in your first month.

Learning styles:
This highly participative day covers a wide range of topics with experienced trainer input. It combines:

  • Theory input, individual reflection and development planning
  • Practical guidance on working in a prison and with prisoners
  • Opportunities to work in coaching pairs to share peer experience
  • Thought-provoking learning activities to dispel myths around the prison environment

What doesn’t it cover?
How courts work; supporting those with a non-custodial sentence; volunteer management; security requirements of your specific prison.



£75 members

£150 non-members

This training is only open to voluntary organisations.