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Liverpool Prison turnaround

The last official inspection of HMP Liverpool, published in January 2018, marked a low point in the prisons crisis. Living conditions were among the worst inspectors had ever seen; with hundreds of broken windows, filthy block lavatories, graffiti, damp, dirt, rodents and insects. Chief Inspector Peter Clarke was particularly appalled… Work with Offenders reviews the detail of a very welcome new prison inspection report which charts a dramatic improvement in conditions at HMP Liverpool....

Probation teams get free training courses

Training provider Red Snapper Learning has released a 19-unit course so that officers can update their continuous professional development (CPD). With training budgets still under pressure across the Probation Service, keeping up with legislation changes and the latest developments in sentencing planning is challenging. The free online training course has… Probation officers are being offered free online training so they can keep up their career development....

Child arrests down again

The Howard League for Penal Reform has been running a large-scale programme designed to reduce the number of children arrested since 2010. There is a consensus amongst experts that involving children in the criminal justice system should be avoided whenever possible. On the whole, troubled young children need support rather… Work with Offenders profiles a successful campaign by the Howard League for Penal Reform and work with police forces on issues which arise out of children in residential care ...