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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


Sefton cvs brokering services connecting mentors

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

[email protected]@seftoncvs.org.uk

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

Paula Atherton

HMP Liverpool Liaison Officer

Sefton CVS

[email protected]

0151 928 2233 ext. 111


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