Clinks and Ministry of Justice invite you to attend the launch of Clinks' report 'Valuing volunteers in prison: a review of volunteer involvement'. The report will be launched by Andrew Selous, the Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation.
This project, funded by the Ministry of Justice, aimed to explore how we can increase volunteering in prisons across England and Wales. Clinks, the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), voluntary sector organisations and prisons have all been keen to identify good practice that can be used more widely, to maximise the impact of volunteering and minimise any barriers that limit its use.
The report outlines the findings of our research, which worked with the following enquiry questions...
- What are the benefits of volunteering in prisons?
- Where are there current examples of good practice, and where are there gaps?
- What are the key supports and barriers to effective volunteer involvement in prisons?
- What specific actions by prisons and/or voluntary sector organisations would support the development of more effective volunteering?
We will also be launching a report written by User Voice exploring service users' perceptions of prison volunteering, and a series of case studies written by organisations of different sizes which have successfully overcome barriers to establish volunteering programmes in custodial settings. For more information about the project visit the webpage here
To book on to this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This event will be run with the support of User Voice.