This one-day conference will bring together leading authorities from the NHS, Police, Courts, Prisons, Voluntary Organisations and psychologists working with criminals. The primary focus is to promote mental health and wellbeing for individuals who get caught up with the criminal justice system. Due to the difficulty in understanding or knowing the various needs of those in the criminal justice system, these professionals are partnering up with us to deliver this conference to shed light on the demands, the lack and the focus of mental health care in this system. Additionally, they will cover the challenges, opportunities and advantages of their various organisations. Their goal is to inevitably create a criminal justice system which is more coordinated, with a well-implemented, integrated and focused mental health care plan for those in their system, not only for offenders, but also for staff and other personnel.
- Sara Hughes | Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health
- Lord Keith Bradley | Former Member of Parliment for Manchester
- Dr Lucy Gore | Clinical Psychologist
- Dr Hanah Stringer | Clinical Psychologist
- Lady Edwina Grosvenor | Trauma-Informed Practice
- Katharine Sacks-Jones | Alliance for Women & Girls at risk
- Lorraine Atkinson | Preventing suicide in prison
- Michael Brown OBE | Policing & Mental health issues in CJS
- Burcu Borysik | Health inequalities and lives experience
- Jenny Talbot OBE | Care not Custody Prison Reform Trust
- Darran Heads | Adult offenders with Learning disabilities or difficulties
- Kate Davies OBE | Improving Mental Health for veterans in custody
- Kirk Turner | Therapeutic communities in forensic settings
- Dr Annette Greenwood | Supporting traumatised staff in secure settings
- Dr Maggie Leese | Women, Mental health and imprisonment
- Dr Sarah Turnbull | Mental health, vulnerability and immigration detention
- Dr Nick Kosky | NICE: Mental health adults in contact with CJS
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ABSTRACT: Patients exhibiting challenging behaviour, which includes any non-verbal, verbal or physical behaviour, is a significant issue in healthcare settings. Preventing such behaviour and the harm it can cause is important for healthcare organisations and individuals, and involves following a public health model comprised of three tiers: primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Primary prevention aims to reduce the risk of challenging behaviour occurring in the first instance; secondary prevention involves reducing the risk associated with imminent challenging behaviour and its potential escalation; and tertiary prevention focuses on minimising the physical and emotional harm caused by challenging behaviours, during and after an event. De-escalation should be the first-line response to challenging behaviour, and healthcare staff should use a range of techniques – maintaining safety, self-regulation, effective communication, and assessment and actions – to reduce the incidence of challenging behaviour. In some situations, physical interventions may be required to protect the safety of the individual, healthcare staff and other individuals involved, and healthcare staff should be aware of local policies and procedures for this. Following a serious incident, where there was potential or actual harm to patients and healthcare staff, healthcare organisations should use post-incident reviews to learn from the situation, while healthcare staff should be offered the opportunity for debriefing. Positive responses to challenging behaviour at an organisational and individual level can lead to improved work environments for healthcare staff and optimal care and outcomes.
The Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine have updated their recommendations for;
- Recommendations – TASER®: Clinical Effects and Management of Those Subjected to TASER® Discharge
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A conference for professionals interested and involved in the care and education of children.
Suitable for people involved in social work, teaching, the police and youth justice, children’s residential services, fostering and youth work.
- The award-winning Rachel Williams, A survivor of CSE and domestic abuse from Rotherham.
- A speaker from Link to Change speaking about male victims of CSE
- The inspirational Lisa Cherry speaking on the impact of Trauma including the screening of the must-see film, “Resilience”
Refreshments and buffet lunch is included
NHS Lothian has today published their clinical audit titled ’12 minutes to save a life; Delivery of Take Home Naloxone in Police Custody Suites – a Clinical Audit’. In Scotland, police custody healthcare has for several years been commissioned by the NHS. This clinical audit presents the findings collated between January 2016 and July 2017, where police custody nurses based in the Forth Valley region provided 92 detainees with take-home naloxone.
Naloxone is an opioid antagonist which can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Naloxone can be supplied in a ‘Take Home Naloxone’ Kit and people at risk of opiate overdose, can be trained to administer Naloxone where an opiate overdose has taken place. A similar programme of training and provision in Scottish prisons has contributed to between a 20% and 36% reduction in the number of drug-related deaths following release from prison.
The clinical audit demonstrates that ‘Take Home Naloxone’ is an intervention that can be facilitated by healthcare professionals in police custody healthcare settings in as little as 12 minutes on average.
In 2014, the government established a working group on children in custody to address long-standing problems in the transfer of children from police custody to local authority accommodation, which is a requirement under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and the Children Act 1989.
This group, which included representatives from across government, found that forces and local authorities often misunderstand their statutory obligations and very few have the effective local collaboration in place to ensure that these transfers happen as they should.
In order to improve understanding and help forces and local authorities build effective collaboration at a local level, the working group produced the concordat on children in custody, clearly setting out each party’s duties and providing a protocol for how transfers should work in practice.