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Sefton CVS: Brokering Services & Connecting Mentors. Neil Frackelton Sefton CVS Opening Doors Event - 29 th Nov 2011. VCF Sector Co-ordination Service – HMP Kennet/ Liverpool. 2007 – established partnership with HMP Kennet Contract agreed – VCF Sector co-ordination (PO 4190)

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sefton cvs brokering services connecting mentors

Sefton CVS:Brokering Services & Connecting Mentors

Neil Frackelton

Sefton CVS

Opening Doors Event - 29th Nov 2011

vcf sector co ordination service hmp kennet liverpool
VCF Sector Co-ordination Service – HMP Kennet/ Liverpool
  • 2007 – established partnership with HMP Kennet
  • Contract agreed – VCF Sector co-ordination (PO 4190)
  • Project evolved – strategic and operational perspective
  • Engagement with pathways, services and volunteering
  • Regional discussions – ROM, NOMS & DOM
  • Change of government – challenge and opportunity!!!
vcf sector co ordination service hmp kennet liverpool1
VCF Sector Co-ordination Service – HMP Kennet/ Liverpool
  • 2011 – negotiation with HMP Liverpool
  • Agreed proposal for pilot project – commenced role Nov 2011
  • Vision – enhance VCF Sector engagement, identify opportunities & resource opportunities, project development
  • Engage multi-agency prison-based service providers
  • Community Prison model – ‘through the gate’ links
  • Significant Prison Senior Management support
informal mentoring project background
Informal Mentoring Project – Background
  • Successfully secured NOMS (National Offender Management Service) funding Dec 2010
  • Mentoring service to 200 - 300 Sefton/ Liverpool offenders (June 2011- June 2012)
  • High profile initiative – ministerial level interest
  • Links to Integrated Offender Management
  • Commenced delivery June 3rd 2011
informal mentoring project partnerships
Informal Mentoring Project – Partnerships
  • Well established partnerships - HMP Liverpool / Merseyside Probation/ Merseyside Police/ Merseyside Local Authorities
  • Significant Merseyside VCF Sector links (housing, training, employment, alcohol & substance misuse, etc.)
  • Strategy planned to work with Faith Sector
  • Monthly project steering groups – sharing information
  • Exploring extension to cover whole of Merseyside
informal mentoring project mentees ex offenders
Informal Mentoring Project – Mentees (Ex-Offenders)
  • November 2011 – engaged 115 offenders
  • 65 completed (minimum 3 contacts) successfully
  • 42 had Probation Support (over 12 months sentence)
  • 73 no Probation contact (less than 12 months sentence)
  • 21 - 25 age group most prevalent in referrals
  • 97% have previous offences
informal mentoring project delivery structure
Informal Mentoring Project – Delivery Structure

Project Co-ordinator (f-t)

Project Support Worker (p-t)

Project Support Worker (p-t)

- 36 Volunteer Mentors

- Partner Mentoring Projects

informal mentoring project volunteer mentors
Informal Mentoring Project – Volunteer Mentors
  • Significant Volunteer Mentor enquiries
  • Screening process in place
  • 36 Mentors Fully Trained – including peer mentors
  • Further recruitment campaigns underway
  • Systems in place to monitor/ support Volunteer Mentors
  • Actively matching mentors/ mentees
  • Cross-section of Merseyside community
final thoughts
Final thoughts . . . . . . .
  • Focus energy on building partnerships – long-term solution
  • Align service delivery with the reducing (re)-offending agenda
  • Keep things simple, meaningful and measurable
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KEEP POSITIVE –

the CJS needs you!

contact details
Contact details

Neil Frackelton Vicky Corlett

Civil Society Lead Informal Mentoring Project Co-ordinator

Sefton CVS Sefton CVS

neil.frackelton@seftoncvs.org.ukvictoria.corlett@seftoncvs.org.uk

0151 928 2233 ext. 111 0151 928 2233 ext. 311

Paula Atherton

HMP Liverpool Liaison Officer

Sefton CVS

paula.atherton@seftoncvs.org.uk

0151 928 2233 ext. 111

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