Successful Employment and Resettlement of Ex-Offenders
03 Dec 2009
Held at Inmarsat Conference Centre, London

This conference provided an opportunity for delegates to learn about government strategies for the next few years, discuss learning and skills and share good practice on resettlement and employment of ex-offenders.

Programme
10:00
Clive Martin, Director, Clinks
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:10
Representative, Learning and Skills Council
Integrated skills and employment: opportunities for offenders in the community

10:20
Janet Ryland, Director, Qualifications and Framework Development, Learning and Skills Council
OLASS and the Qualification Credit Framework

10:50
Phil Wheatley, Director General, NOMS Agency
Keynote address: NOMS Core Commissioning

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Panel debate: Meeting the challenge of providing housing, employment and successful resettlement for ex-offenders
Mick May, Chief Executive, Blue Sky Development and Regeneration Paul A Jones, Senior Lecturer, Research Unit for Financial Inclusion, Liverpool John Moores University Zita Hepperson, Development Manager, Saint Edmunds Society Beverly Williams, Area Business Manager, Stonham

13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
David Burrowes MP, Shadow Minister for Justice
Afternoon keynote address

14:15
Hassan Modjiri, Policy and Development, The Prince's Trust
The GateMate Campaign: mentoring young adults from prison to community

14:35
Speaker to be confirmed
Integrating ex-offenders with other disadvantaged groups to secure employment

14:50
Debbie Ryan, Director, Business Development, Working Links
Independent careers advice: linking education and employment

15:05
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:45
Good practice resettlement discussion Seminar B Maximising partnership working to reduce re-offending
Chief Superintendent Kay Wozniak, PPO Lead, Avon and Somerset Police