With a plethora of events coming up for custodial services, 999 workers and those involved in criminal justice, we offer a round-up including highlights of each. Please contact us with any future events which you would like to be added to our diary dates: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Police Federation: National Custody Seminar
10-11 September, Jury's Inn Hotel, Hinkley Island
This year's National Custody Seminar will take place on 10-11 September at Hinckley and will include key issues affecting the police custody environment today.
Delegates will hear from a range of speakers drawn from stakeholders and partner organisations as well as the PFEW National Custody Forum, the topics are still being finalised but are set to include police welfare issues, training, case histories and mental health.
This annual event has developed an excellent reputation for delivering quality, relevant content aimed at those working in and around the custody environment. And for the first time it will include a national awards ceremony to celebrate the work of Custody officers and staff in England and Wales.
The awards will be jointly hosted by the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), and is being sponsored by Police Credit Union. Nominations are now closed. for the following award categories:
- Custody Officer of the Year
- Custody Support Role of the Year
- Custody Team of the Year
- Outstanding Contribution to Police Custody
Speakers at the event will include:
- AC Nev Kemp, Surrey Police
Inspector Paul Ford, Metropolitan Police via video
- Chris Bentley, Chair, National Custody Forum
- Jack Rowlands, Metropolitan Police
- Juliet Lyon, Jenny Talbot, Prison Reform Trust
- Vicki Townsend
- Chris Fallows, Slater & Gordon
- Sarah Barlow, Exchange Chambers
• The Emergency Services Show
September 18 & 19, NEC Birmingham
A visit to The Emergency Services Show gives anyone working in a custody setting access to the very best solutions providers and support networks to protect them at work and carry out their role to the best of their ability.
Last year’s event attracted a record number of 7,599 visitors, with a significant 30 per cent increase in visitors from the prison service. This year’s event returns to Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 19th to 20th September with a host of new, free-to-attend and CPD-accredited learning and networking opportunities.
Among the 400 companies and organisations exhibiting are leading names in firefighting equipment, smoke
detection, medical supplies, drug testing, communications and IT, protective clothing and uniforms, bodyworn video, surveillance technology including drones, training and safety.
Visitors will be able to see and touch the latest kit and discuss solutions to their needs with leading suppliers including Avon Protection, Bristol Uniforms, Edesix, Excelerate, Pinnacle Response, Primetech, Steroplast and Vimpex.
Over 50 companies will be exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show for the first time including Chevin Fleet Solutions, Coverwatch, Dimatex Securite, Headset Services, Horton Motorcycles, In Safe Hands Health and Safety Training Consultancy, Jemca Toyota, Service Dogs UK, SimTrainer UK, Strongmind Resilience Training and Sub Zero Technology.
To register for free entry to The Emergency Services Show visit www.emergencyuk.com
• Custodial Facilities Forum
November 15 and 16, Whittlebury Hall, Northants
The CFF is being held on November 15 and 16 at Whittlebury Hall, Northants.
Speakers will include those involved in the design, delivery or management of secure estates on 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.
• 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
The Custodial Facilities Forum is attended by those delivering custodial estates and facilities, including the operators of prisons, youth detention centres, police custody suites, customs and immigration facilities as well as contractors, architects, service providers and manufacturers.
Last year's speakers included Matthew Jones from the Estate Strategy Group, Stephen Wells from Mace, Andrew Digby, head of technical standards at the MoJ, and Keith Waller, who is a senior advisor to the Infrastructure & Projects Authority.
For more information, see the CFF website.
• RCGP’s 7th Health and Justice Summit
Nov 25-26, Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2EL
RCGP’s 7th Health and Justice Summit: Journeys Through Justice – Leadership and Transformation is a two-day summit organised by the RCGP Secure Environments Group in partnership with Care UK, NHS England and NHS Improvement, Martindale Pharma, Camurus, Broadmoor, Ashworth, and Rampton high secure hospitals, Spectrum, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, HMP Berwyn, West London NHS Trust, Correvio, Learn it Online, Leyden, St Andrews and Hanham Health
The main title will be ‘Journeys Through Justice – Leadership and Transformation’ – focusing on a range of themes including:
• Women in prison
• Transgender pathways
• Children’s services
• Learning disability and difficulty
• Trauma-informed care
The RCGP’s 7th Health and Justice Summit aims to showcase some of the more specific areas of the scope of practice and highlight developments in training and the innovative work taking place across the secure estate.
As in previous years, the first day will broadly address the physical health of people in Secure Hospitals and the second day will focus more on Prisons, Immigration Removal Centres, Young Offenders Institutes, Secure Children’s Homes & Secure Training Centres.
See convenzis.co.uk for further details.