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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
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.