Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Self Harm Prevention National Conference Attendees To Hear From The Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League reports that ex-prisoners are extremely vulnerable to suicide.

“Although the self harm risk is high, short sentence prisoners receive little or no preparation for release and no post-release support. Those serving long sentences are supervised on release, but the Probation Service prioritises public protection rather than the welfare of the ex-prisoners.” The report stated.

The Howard League for Penal Reform is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison.
Frances Crook, Chief Executive, Howard League for Penal Reform, will be addressing the Self Harm National Conference,, on the self harm risks of those in the penal system.
 The conference has been set for, Friday 07, December 2012 by, Step Up International, to address the alarming problem of self harm, that is sweeping across the UK, as well as the rest of the world.
 Other noted speakers for the Self Harm National Conference, will include: Keith Waters with the multi-centre approach to self harm & prevention, based in Derby NHS, Remy Aquarone, President of European Society For Trauma & Dissociation, Poppy Jaman, Chief Executive, Mental Health First Aid, England and Caroline Hattersley, of the National Autistic Society.
 Other issues that will be addressed at the conference will include the impact of on-going self harm, equipping professionals to deal with the issues that self harm poses, implications for services, (including education sector, police, youth offending teams, health), of young people self harming, and safeguarding young people against and from the media in the 21 Century.
The Self Harm National Conference, has been designed for those who are offering services for children and young people, such as those in the education sector, police services, probation, youth offending teams, as well as those in health services, local authorities and therapists.
The Self Harm National Conference, is planned for Friday 07, December 2012, Oxford. For complete details go to: Telephone, +44(0)121 551 1668 or email