A New Vision for Social Care in Prison

Press/Media: Research

Period15 Apr 2019

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Media contributions

  • TitleA New Vision for Social Care in Prison
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date15/04/19
    DescriptionThe absence of formalised and sustainable social care in Scottish prisons is impacting on the lives of people in prison and their transition back into the community. Social care in prisons has been identified as a priority area by the Scottish Government leading to the establishment of the Health and Social Care in Prisons Programme Board.

    In April 2018, this report was commissioned by Social Work Scotland to report on the Integrated Health and Social Care Workstream, which is one of four workstreams that report to the Health and Social Care in Prisons Programme Board: Outcomes and Performance Management; Governance; Integrated Health and Social Care and Clinical IT.

    Achieving meaningful and impactful social care in an increasingly diverse prison population is complex. Current legal and policy mechanisms provide a foundation for future development; the report recommends that strategic planning and modelling should focus on the process of service delivery and enhanced understanding of working with diversity and embedding culture change.
    URLhttps://socialworkscotland.org/publication/a-new-vision-for-social-care-in-prisons/
    PersonsSusan Levy