With a plethora of events coming up for custodial services, 999 workers and those involved in criminal justice, we offer a round-up of dates including highlights of each. Representatives from The Custodial Review will be attending some of the events and look forward to meeting you there.

Please contact us with any future events which you would like to be added to our diary dates – email editorial@euromediaal.com.

Police Federation: National Custody Seminar

September 11 & 12, De Vere Hotel, Daventry, Northamptonshire

The Police Federation of England and Wales will host its annual Custody Seminar in September, and a number of speakers have been confirmed to date, with pre-charge bail and mental health being two of the topics on the agenda.

Speakers confirmed to date include:

• The Rt Hon Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service

• ACC Nev Kemp (Surrey Police), NPCC National Custody Lead

• Tim Coolican, Principal Lawyer, Criminal Defence, Slater and Gordon Lawyers dates - PolFed - photo John Gomez / Shutterstock.com

• Insp Michael Brown, Mental Health Co-ordinator, NPCC

• Professor Michael Zander QC – Emeritus Professor of Law, London School of Economics

• Libby Potten – Policing Standards Manager (College of Policing)

• Paul Sloane, NPCC Digital First – Video Enabled Justice Lead

In addition, Richard Jolley from HMICFRS will discuss the emerging issues from Joint Police Custody Inspections, while Tony Herbert – father of James Herbert, who died in police custody in Avon & Somerset in 2010 – will deliver a talk on death in police custody from family’s perspective.

To book your place, see polfedcustody.com and for further information, contact Tkay Shana, PFEW Events Co-ordinator, at pfevents@polfed.org, or phone 01372 352096.

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• The Emergency Services Show

September 19 & 20, 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. dates - Emergency Services Show

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


Criminal Justice Management Conference

September 19, QEII Centre, London

The 18th Criminal Justice Management Conference is a national event bringing together over 300 professionals in prison and probation services alongside police, central government and courts who, together, have a joint responsibility to shape current reform and the future direction of policy in the criminal justice system.

Taking place in the QEII Centre, Central London, this interactive policy forum will feature key updates from the Ministry of Justice, Serco, HMP Berwyn and more. Plus, as a valued reader of The Custodial Review, you are entitled to a discounted place! 

We have recently confirmed Russ Trent, Governor, HMP Berwyn to deliver a morning keynote on: ‘Modernising Prison Estates to Deliver a User-Centric Service’ which helps expand on the shift in culture of modern prisons in reforming offenders and reinforcing effective rehabilitation. dates - CJM Conference

One of our limited delegate passes at this market leading event will ensure you access to Russ’ session, alongside other confirmed speakers, including:

• Justin Russell, Director General, Offender Reform and Commissioning Group, Ministry of Justice

• Katy Bourne, PPC, Surrey & Sussex Police; Chair, Police ICT Company

• Rupert Soames, Group Chief Executive, Serco

• Rod Clark, CEO, Prisoners' Education Trust

• Frances Crook, Chief Executive, The Howard League for Penal Reform

• Jonathan Aitken, Former MP for Thanet and Cabinet Minister, Former Prisoner

To secure your place at the Criminal Justice Management Conference while availability lasts, please visit www.cjm-conference.co.uk/registration and quote ‘MCUST100’ on the booking page to receive £100 off.


• 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:dates - off

•    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.