Offenders’ Learning, Skills and Employability
14 May 2009
5th Annual Conference. Held at the Barbican Centre, London and live on policyreview.tv

This conference focused on skills for employability with delegates hearing the latest developments in government policy and discussing the role of OLASS and how to improve offender employability. Keynote address: Edward Garnier QC MP, Shadow Minister for Justice.

Programme
Richard Ward
Team Leader, Offender Skills and Employability, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

Matthew Coffey
Regional Director, Midlands, Ofsted

James Robertson
Chief Economist and Director, Value for Money Studies, National Audit Office

Bob Ashford
Head, Youth Justice Strategy, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales

Paul Jones & Val McCarren
Breaking the cycle of re-offending: providing bank accounts to prisoners

Nick Ross
Director of Offender Learning, Goals UK CIC

Questions and discussion
Session 2

Dr Peter Bennett
Governor, HMP Grendon and Spring Hill

Joe Connor & Roger Howard
Business engagement in employing ex-offenders

Edward Garnier MP
Shadow Minister for Justice

Edward Garnier QC MP
Question and answer