Reviewing the Criminal Justice Strategy for Female Offenders

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Sara Hyde, Leading Academic & Thinker on Women and the Criminal Justice System
  • Kate Fraser, Alliance Manager, Greater Manchester Woman's Support Alliance
  • Niki Gould, Head of Women's Community Services, The Nelson Trust
  • Dr Jenny Earle, Programme Director , Transforming Lives, Prison Reform Trust
  • Dr Laura Abbott, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, University of Hertfordshire
  • Nicola Drinkwater, Policy Manager, Clinks
  • Niki Scordi, Chief Executive, Advance Charity


The Blueprint for Women is a focussed effort to reduce female offending and improve services for female prisoners in London. This plan provides guidance on how local authorities, police, prisons and rehabilitation organisations can provide a co-ordinated approach to connecting women with mental health services, ensuring appropriate safeguarding measures are in place and helping to ensure a smooth transition from prison to safe accommodation in public. With new prominence fixed on how multi-agency partnership working can provide support for women in and out of prison, now is the time to review your understanding of the Female Offenders Strategy and ensure you are prepared for the Blueprint. 

Join Westminster Briefing this January to explore Government actions for female offenders and gain insight into future frameworks to improve the national landscape of women in the criminal justice system. 

Key issues to be addressed: 

  • One year on: Reviewing the current Female Offenders Strategy and looking into the introduction of new policy framework 
  • Introducing the ‘Blueprint for Women’: a new plan aiming to transform how the Criminal Justice System works with female offenders in London
  • Importance of establishing drug and alcohol treatment orders to tackle root causes of crime
  • Focusing on directly female offenders to community-based alternatives to custody
  • Highlighting issues with data sharing and lack of communication
  • Ensuring a Whole System Approach for local agencies, including health, PCC and local authorities
  • Reintervention of female offenders into the community from custody; developing a method for rehabilitation centres and community initiatives

About the event:

The morning session will focus on reviewing recent policy developments, including the Female Offenders Strategy, as well next steps.

The afternoon session will provide an opportunity to learn from local authorities, health agencies and justice officials and hear how they are working together to support vulnerable female offenders and reduce reoffending.

There will be plenty of time throughout the day to network with colleagues from across the country.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who should attend?

Delegates will be drawn from anyone with an interest in supporting female offenders and reducing women imprisonment and reoffending, including: magistrates; judges; CPS; clinical health specialists; PCCs; local authorities and more.

Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.

A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Wednesday 15th January 2020

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)

Central London, Zone 1

Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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