In 2007 Baroness Corston identified 43 recommendations for improving the
approaches, services and interventions for women in the criminal justice system
and women at risk of offending.
Six years on are we any closer to making those recommendations a reality?
People with personality disorder (PD), complex needs and challenging behaviours
typically traverse health and justice, often falling between gaps in provision,
women frequently more so than men. Although expertise in terms of working with
PD is quite extensive across the country, linkages between services can be
weak. The switching of funding across the pathway between various
agencies/departments further complicates effective and joined up service
Unfortunately the link from prison through the gateway to community or
affiliate healthcare provision is typically weak – much damage can be done
here. Alternatives to prison for women are often spoken of and rarely
delivered, with diversion, help and alternatives at the point of arrest/
sentence frequently not in place either.
The Transforming Rehabilitation agenda and the development of the NHS England
tier 4 PD specification and the rollout of Liaison and Diversion Services
create further opportunity to address these challenges head on by enabling
affiliate/integrated service provision, meeting need effectively and
appropriately and delivering against the recommendations in the Corston Report.
The day will explore the complex nature of female offenders with a particular
focus on those with multi-faceted presentations who swing between justice,
health and social care. Speakers and workshop leads will discuss the links
- The recommendations in the Corston Report
- Transforming Rehabilitation
- Tier 4 service delivery
Liaison and Diversion
Women specific community models
– e.g. women’s centre
The conference will:
- Share the knowledge and competencies of the
organisations involved, to build awareness and to enhance networks in
health and justice
- Identify current potential for improvement and
- Deliver useful and useable content
- Create a platform for future events
- Drive actions from our talking!
Sarah Skett, Laura d'Cruz, Gill Heap, Tracey
NHS England (SS); National Offender Management Service (LdC); HM Prison Service
Staffordshire & West Midlands Probation (TC)
Management Pathways for Personality Disordered Female Offenders
Joint Chief Executive, WomenCentre
Women centered - holistic and community based approaches
Director, Women's Breakout
The devil is in the detail and
in the big picture too
Victoria Gavin & Karen Hastings
Manager & Registered and Chartered Forensic Psychologist
More talk - less acting out
Discounts offered for students, be quick as these numbers are limited
Email No Offence! for details
Bookings are now being taken, see registration form for Terms and Conditions.
Exhibition prices do not include the delegate attendance.
Students and smaller voluntary organisations (Inc. charities and social enterprise with less than 30 employees)
£100 +vat conference standard rate
£100 +vat exhibition cost
Central government departments and agencies, non-departmental public bodies and other public sector organisations, commercial organisations with 1-3 employees and larger voluntary organisations with 30 or more employees
£125 +vat conference standard rate
£125 +vat exhibition cost
£175 +vat conference standard rate
£175 +vat exhibition cost
Exhibition spaces are very limited so be quick if you wish to exhibit.
If you would like any further information please email No Offence!
For more information please visit the No Offence! website.