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Clinks Training: Working and volunteering in prison (SW)

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Clinks Training: Working and volunteering in prison (SW)

A one day introductory course
June 5, 2018 - 10:00am


Please note this training is now fully booked, if you would like to go on the waiting list please contact

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 voluntary sector members / £100 associate members / £150 non-members 

Terms and Conditions

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Customer cancellations must be made in writing to  Please include your organisation name and delegate contact details.
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  • 1 month or more before the event, no charges will be incurred. If payment has been made, a refund will be arranged.
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