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Clinks Training: Working and volunteering in prison (NE)

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Clinks Training: Working and volunteering in prison (NE)

November 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm


Are you new to working in prison? Do you want to work in prison but not sure where to begin?

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. This highly participative day led by an experienced trainer covers a wide range of topics. It will combine: theory, individual reflection and practical guidance on working in prison and with prisoners.

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 and responsible working
 - What to expect in your first month

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 / £100 associate members / £150 non-members

Terms and Conditions

Events Terms and Conditions apply

Cancellations must be made in writing to  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.
  • For free events, Clinks may advertise a ‘no show’ charge which will be applicable to delegates who have not submitted written notice of their absence prior to the event