Clinks welcomes this chance to identify opportunities to strengthen HMIP's Expectations for Women and also to ensure the revised criteria reflect the changes that have occurred in government policy over the last five years.
In our response we make a series of recommendations, including: for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to proactively work to consult with voluntary organisations in the development of policy reform; that key performance indicators are developed for prisons; and that every prison should consider adopting the voluntary sector coordination model.
Clinks' submission to the National Assembly for Wales’ Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s inquiry on the provision of health and social care in the adult prison estate
Our response draws on evidence from our work supporting voluntary sector organisations working with people in prison, alongside evidence gathered from voluntary sector organisations working in Welsh prisons, consulted with specifically for this submission.
Clinks' response focuses on the contribution that voluntary sector partners can play, implications for people protected under the Equalities Act (2010), family ties, and service user involvement.
Our response focuses on the impact that the make up and size of the prison population has on safe and effectively managed prisons.