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Prisons: Social Care

Volume 692: debated on Wednesday 6 June 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How they are encouraging best practice in social care in considering the supervision of prison officers in light of concerns about the complexities of offenders' needs. [HL4057]

All training for prison managers has, at its heart, the welfare and effective supervision of both staff and prisoners.

Interpersonal skills, professional standards, wing security and dynamic security training for new prison officers were revised following recommendations in the Mubarek report. This is to ensure that officers realise the importance of building an understanding rapport with prisoners to enable them to be held decently and safely.