Prisoners: Self-harm:Written question - 66267

(Liverpool, Wavertree)

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Asked on: 01 March 2017
Ministry of Justice
Prisoners: Self-harm
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice of 1 March 2017, Official Report, column 101WH, what proportion of prison staff will take part in the national learning day for prison staff on suicide and self-harm on 14 March 2017; what activities the day will involve; and who is responsible for organising the day.
Answered by: Mr Sam Gyimah
Answered on: 09 March 2017

The learning day to be held on 14 March is aimed at senior managers in prisons – Governors, Deputy Governors and Heads of Safer Custody.

There are 190 places available. There will be presentations by senior leaders of the National Offender Management Service and a number of stakeholders and partners, with question-and-answer sessions. Those presenting include the Chief Operating Officer of NOMS, the Chair of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody, the Deputy Prisons and Probation Ombudsman and representatives of the Samaritans and Public Health England.

The event is being organised by officials from the Safer Custody and Public Protection Group in NOMS.

In addition to this event, that is designed specifically to meet the needs of senior managers in prisons, new training on suicide and self-harm reduction, including a module on mental health awareness, is being rolled out across the estate. It will be delivered to all new prison officers from April 2017 and has been developed in modular form, so that elements of it can be used as refresher training for existing staff.

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