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Custodial Facilities Forum

As a partner of the Custodial Facilities Forum, The Custodial Review are pleased to announce that you have chance to present at the event – where secure estates and facilities of the future will be the focus. 

The CFF are inviting submissions to present at the conference, which is being held on November 15 and 16 at Whittlebury Hall, Northants.

If you’re involved in the design, delivery or management of secure estates we’d be interested to hear about the following subject areas:
•    Facilities that meet the needs of an ageing prison population including accessibility and designing for dementia. 
•    Custodial facilities that keep both staff and those remanded safe. What’s the latest best practice, how can we reduce the risks of self-harm and protect staff?
•    Integrating rehabilitation and design, facilities of the future.
•    Balancing efficiency, performance and long term cost-effectiveness in modernising secure facilities
•    Innovations in the custodial sector – what can we learn and adopt from other countries, and other sectors such as mental health? 

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Photo Credit: Paul Givan MLA, Tom Murtagh MBE and Phil Wheatley CB. Photo copyright 2018, Steve Myers.

Tom Murtagh OBE's new book The Maze Prison: A Hidden Story of Chaos, Anarchy and Politics has been launched in County Antrim at the Lower Maze Social and Recreational Club – which overlooks the remaining buildings of this iconic prison.
 The Maze Prison describes how an establishment built to hold those involved in terrorism, atrocities, murder and other horrendous crimes became a pawn in the partisan conflict as politicians and officials by-passed procedures when it suited them.

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Self harm - inside a prison cell

Dr Danielle McDermott, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Leeds Trinity University, supported by co-author Dr Dominic Willmott, Research Fellow in Legal & Criminal Psychology at the University of Huddersfield, offer readers of The Custodial Review an academic insight in the rising problem of self-harm and violence in male prisons.

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The Police Federation of England and Wales’ annual conference is taking place at the ICC in Birmingham on May 22 and 23 – and organisers are urging those wishing to attend to register now.

Running from 9am on the Tuesday with an opening address from chair Calum Macleod, and concluding at 5pm on Wednesday, the theme for this year is “Protecting the Protectors – the reality of policing”, focusing on issues including better protection for officers assaulted on duty and for those who undertake emergency response and pursuit drives.

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Under represented, Under pressure, Under resourced is the third and final report in a series looking at the voluntary sector's role in Transforming Rehabilitation (you can also read the first report and second report).

Clinks surveyed 132 voluntary sector organisations between February and April 2017 and gathered six in depth case studies. The survey results were analysed by the Third Sector Research Centre and by using the same questions posed in our 2015 survey we have been able to record changes over time.