Reviewing and increasing volunteering in prisons

New from Clinks, the body for organisations working with offenders, is ‘Valuing volunteers in prison: a review of volunteer involvement in prisons’.

The report was commissioned at the request of Andrew Selous MP and explores how we can increase the amount and scope of prison volunteering across England and Wales. It explores four connected questions:

  • What are the benefits of volunteering in prisons?
  • Where are there current examples of good practice, and where are there gaps?
  • What are the key supports and barriers to effective volunteer involvement in prisons?
  • And what actions would support the development of more effective volunteering?

Link to publication page, which summarises key findings and recommendations. The report itself is a pdf download, a large 8.5MB.