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Clinks Light Lunch Issue 207

IN YOUR WEEKLY LIGHT LUNCH…

 

LIGHT LUNCH NOTICE

CLINKS EVENT: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic resettlement consultation

CLINKS NEWS: service user involvement edition

CLINKS PUBLICATION: Annual Review

CLINKS SURVEY: turbulent times – how are you coping?

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: New NOMS Directors announced

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: MoJ launch Green Paper microsite

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: Chair of Youth Justice Board reappointed

FUNDING: database of funding streams

COMMISSIONING: mental health services

EVENT: risk and criminal justice

EVENT: learned helplessness and failure

TRAINING: demonstrating outcomes

TRAINING: for professionals who work with families affected by substance misuse

TRAINING: staff development

PUBLICATION: research into Appropriate Adult provision

CONSULTATION: for those who work with children and young people

CONSULTATION: Tube accessibility

OPPORTUNITY: film-making course for former prisoners

OPPORTUNITY: marginalised art fair

OPPORTUNITY: to win some prizes

OPPORTUNITY: to volunteer with men leaving prison

OPPORTUNITY: volunteers needed to run prison play areas

CLINKS MEMBER NEWS

TIPS OF THE WEEK


 

LIGHT LUNCH NOTICE

There will be no Light Lunch next week, 4th February. Light Lunch will return on 11th February; please submit content to joe.gardham@clinks.org no later than 5pm on Wednesday 9th February.

 

 

CLINKS EVENT: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic resettlement consultation

Clinks is hosting an Open Space event[15th March, London, Free] that will allowparticipants to create the agenda based on the question ‘What would a BAME rehabilitation service look like that makes you feel proud, and how can we make it happen?’. This event is the perfect opportunity to network, share ideas and influence policy in relation to rehabilitation services for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic offenders. There will also be presentations from Criminal and Public Policy Consulting and Nacro on research they are undertaking on the resettlement needs of BAME prisoners and their families. More information is available at Clinks Events.

 

 

CLINKS NEWS: service user involvement edition

The latest Clinks News is now available online to non-members, and features a range of contributions, discussion and debate on involving service users. Contributors include UNLOCK, User Voice, HMP Leeds, Koestler Trust, Ex-Cell Solutions and Prisoners’ Education Trust. The stimulating debate includes whether Big Society offers opportunities for user involvement, how the VCS and service users fit into mutualism, whether the VCS takes user involvement seriously, and the impact of criminal record checks on effective service user involvement. This is a fascinating issue, with well-informed opinions discussing a complex topic. Download it at: Clinks News.

 

 

CLINKS PUBLICATION: Annual Review

Clinks’ Annual Review 2010 highlights the work we have undertaken in the last 12 months and also presents opportunities and challenges for the VCS in 2011 and beyond. Download it free at: Clinks Annual Reviews.

 

 

CLINKS SURVEY: turbulent times – how are you coping?

The Home Office is seeking to identify the impact of the Coalition Government’s changing agenda and the economic situation on the Voluntary and Community Sector. In particular, they want to know how this affects your ability to contribute to work around crime prevention, victim support and reducing re-offending. Clinks would like to invite you to participate in a short survey which will bring together our members perspectives and identify where additional help and information could support you through this period of change. Please take part at: Clinks Surveys.

 

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: New NOMS Directors announced

Following the recent competition for Director posts within NOMS, the successful candidates are: Director of Public Sector Prisons - Steve Wagstaffe, Director of Probation and Contracted Prisons - Colin Allars, Director of National Operational Services - Phil Copple, Director of Commissioning and Commercial - Ian Poree. NOMS CEO Michael Spurr said: "I am very pleased that I am able to confirm the results of the competition so quickly and that we can progress the restructuring work within the Agency with the Board structure known. We will formally move to the new structure from 1st April 2011 and we are working through the details of the transition phase.  Directors of Offender Management will continue to provide leadership within their regions until 31st March."

 

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: MoJ launch Green Paper microsite

'Making Sense of Criminal Justice' is a new MoJ microsite that contains information to explain the proposals set out in the Green Paper to the public. This includes consultation facts and figures, case studies, an interactive guide to sentencing and a live comments feed. MoJ are seeking to add to this content by inviting the VCS to contribute through case studies, interviews, and promoting your related events. To view the site, visit MoJ or to get involved email Victoria Mayo.

 

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: Chair of Youth Justice Board reappointed

Ken Clarke has announced that Frances Done CBE has been reappointed as the Chair of the Youth Justice Board and will continue her position from 12 February 2011. Frances Done said: 'I welcome the opportunity to continue to take a leading role in the youth justice system at a time of significant change.  My top priority will be to ensure that the encouraging progress made in reducing the number of young people who offend, and the number in custody, is sustained as the functions of the Youth Justice Board are transferred into the Ministry of Justice.' Read the press release.

 

 

FUNDING: database of funding streams

Don’t forget, Clinks Members enjoy full and unlimited access to our huge database of over 4,000 funding streams. Existing members can contact Hazel Alcraft to receive a password, and non-members can find out more about membership and its numerous benefits at Clinks Membership.

 

 

COMMISSIONING: mental health services

Bath and North East Somerset Council are advertising for a mental health well-being service. The Building Bridges to Wellbeing Service will be responsive to the mental health needs of people living within Bath & NE Somerset, and the main aim is to build on the inherent strengths of the community. The Service will help to:  improve the experience of people with mental health problems when they access community facilities; develop and help to reform mental health day service provision; and facilitate mental health organisations in tailoring services to the values and norms of the communities they are serving. The deadline for expressing an interest is 24th February at ProContract.

 

 

EVENT: risk and criminal justice

'Risk & the Criminal Justice System' is a one day conference [14th May, Leeds, £15] chaired by Dr. Fiona Macaulay that will include a range of workshops covering topics such as Mental Health, Addiction, Rehabilitation, Women and Children. For more information find the event on Facebook or email Phil O'Hare.

 

 

EVENT: learned helplessness and failure

The Learned Helplessness and Glory of Failure EU Network will be presenting the results of the project findings [16th June, Hemel Hempstead, £20] and exclusively for the first time in the UK revealing the final tools and methodologies to tackle Learned Helplessness and Failure.  Find out what Learned Helplessness is, and how it impacts on different groups of people such as offenders, long term unemployed and young people at risk. To book your place, email Kirsty Patterson.

 

 

TRAINING: demonstrating outcomes

'Demonstrating Outcomes' is a one day workshop for charities [February and March in London, Leeds and Birmingham, £185] designed to help you demonstrate to funders and other key decision makers the real worth of the services which you provide and your impact on the quality of life of your beneficiaries – a key concern since outcome measurement is so high on the new Government’s agenda. Find out more at: Action Planning.

 

 

TRAINING: for professionals who work with families affected by substance misuse

Adfam are delivering training courses this March and April to allow professionals to access their training on an individual basis, in various locations.   Courses include: Working with families with criminal justice concerns; Engaging the family in mainstream services; Substance related bereavement; Families & Treatment - Effective working for Drug and Alcohol practitioners; The impact of Drugs and Alcohol on Families - for support providers; and Young people and substance misuse - A family approach to treatment. Find out more at: Adfam.

 

 

TRAINING: staff development

The Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, are advertising for students to enrol on their two-year part-time Masters course in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management. Students tend to be practitioners working in prisons, probation, the magistracy and other areas of criminal justice, and are taught in two-week residential teaching blocks (three per year). The application deadline for the coming year’s course, which begins on March 28th 2011, is the end of February 2011. Further details can be found at: University of Cambridge.

 

 

PUBLICATION: research into Appropriate Adult provision

The National Appropriate Adult Network (NAAN) has produced a report on Appropriate Adult (AA) provision in England and Wales. In May 2010 a detailed questionnaire was distributed to all police forces in England and Wales through the Association of Chief Police Officers. It was designed to get an up to date picture of the provision of AA services from a police perspective, aiming to identify barriers to, and problems with, service provision and delivery for both vulnerable adults and juveniles. The report suggests that mental vulnerability is massively under-identified in police custody, and the varying methods of capturing data make it hard to evidence the need for service provision.  Download the report at NAAN. NAAN are holding their annual two day conference on 12th & 13th April in Derby. Details at: NAAN.

 

 

CONSULTATION: for those who work with children and young people

The Common Core describes the skills and knowledge that everyone who works or volunteers with children and young people is expected to have. It aims to ensure that we are all working in the same way with shared aims and values. It’s now almost a year since the refreshed Common Core was published. With that in mind Skills for Justice is carrying out a short evaluation to assess how well known the Common Core is and find out how it is used.  They would like you to complete the questionnaire even if you have not heard previously about the Common Core or are not currently using it. The closing date for responses is 11th February at: Skills for Justice.

 

 

CONSULTATION: Tube accessibility

London Underground is planning a survey of third sector organisations that represent people from excluded groups. It is looking for views about the accessibility and inclusiveness of the Tube, based on the charity sector's knowledge of the experiences of their members and/or service users. London Underground plans to use the feedback to gauge progress towards making the Tube accessible and inclusive to all, and to help shape work towards removing those barriers that still exist. To feed into the consultation, email your views to Sarah Teichler [Source: WRC].

 

 

OPPORTUNITY: film-making course for former prisoners

Art Saves Lives is offering a filmmaking course to former prisoners based in London-the course will include the theory of film with an opportunity to make your own short film - for more info contact insidefilm@btinternet.com.

 

 

OPPORTUNITY: marginalised art fair

The Impact Art Fair [20th - 22nd May, Angel, London]will be the UK’s 1st national marginalised art fair with works only by socially excluded arts practitioners. Lacking not talent but opportunities, the Impact Art Fair will provide artists and writers the chance to sell their work. If you're an artist, writer or organisation that would like to be involved, get more information at: Creative Future.

 

 

OPPORTUNITY: to win some prizes

To celebrate the launch of their new website, The Howard League for Penal Reform will be giving their followers on Twitter the opportunity to win exclusive prizes with the first ever Howard League virtual scavenger hunt. At 10am on Friday, 28th January, they will be asking followers to answer a simple question about their work, the answer will be somewhere on the website. The first follower to find the answer and reply will win a prize. There will be a new question every hour, and from 12noon till 2pm you can double your chances of winning with a question every half an hour. Follow them on Twitter.

 

 

OPPORTUNITY: to volunteer with men leaving prison

'ONE' is a six year pilot to reduce re-offending by male prisoners leaving HMP Peterborough. It is funded by social investment raised through a Social Impact Bond. The pilot began on 9th September 2010 and will offer 3,000 short sentenced prisoners intensive interventions before and after release. The project is seeking community volunteers to support and encourage someone who has recently been released from prison. For more information contact Suzanne Fleetwood.

 

 

OPPORTUNITY: volunteers needed to run prison play areas

The Sheppey Prison Cluster [Eastchurch] needs volunteers to run three play areas, from 1pm to 4.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. If you can spare a few hours, and would like the opportunity to work with children of all ages contact Children and Families Coordinator Victoria Scott-Morgan.

 

 

CLINKS MEMBER NEWS

Babies in Prison have launched their new website that features information on the work of this excellent charity, who monitor and support the development of babies living with their mothers in prisons in the United Kingdom, and to improve their general wellbeing despite the restrictions of the prison environment. Find out more at: http://www.babiesinprison.co.uk/.

 

 

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TIPS OF THE WEEK…

TIP OF THE WEEK I: Bournemouth's Hotel Piccadilly is offering two night stays for £99 per person which includes 4 course dinner both nights, full English breakfast and optional dance classes. Details at: Hotel Piccadilly.

 

TIP OF THE WEEK II:  Save the Children are lobbying government that low income families should join pensioners in getting help with energy bills. To support the campaign, visit: Save the Children.

 

TIP OF THE WEEK III:  The Ramada Bradford/Leeds has launched an exclusive offer of £42 per person, per night which includes breakfast, 3 course dinner, room upgrade, and up to two free child places on a B&B basis. Book at: Ramada Jarvis.

 

TIP OF THE WEEK IV:  Stays in the 17th-century Cotswolds Hatherley Manor Hotel are half price this spring.  For £49 per person the deal includes 3 course dinner, breakfast and complimentary wine and biscuits. Details at: Hatherley Manor Hotel.

 

 

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Date Published:

28/01/2011

 

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