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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
Date: 
October 11, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: 
Sheffield

Description

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.

Cost

£75 members

£150 non-members

This training is only open to voluntary organisations.

Terms and Conditions

Full terms and conditions apply

Cancellations must be made in writing to events@clinks.org.  Please include your organisation name and delegate contact details.

If you cancel your booking:

  • 1 month or more before the event, no charges will be incurred. If payment has been made, a refund will be arranged.
  • Less than 1 month, but more than five working days before the event, Clinks will retain 50% of the fee and a refund can be arranged for the remainder.
  • Within five working days of the event, Clinks will retain 100% of the fee and no refund will be applicable.
  • If you do not attend the event Clinks will retain 100% of the fee, unless a legitimate reason for not attending can be provided.  Such decisions are at the discretion of Clinks.