LGBTQ+ Inclusion Programme
"One in six lesbian, gay and bi people have experienced a homophobic or biphobic hate crime or incident over the last three years"
"Nearly half (48 per cent) of trans people under 26 said they had attempted suicide, and 30 per cent said they had done so in the past year, while 59 per cent said they had at least considered doing so" http://www.stonewall.org.uk/sites/default/files/un...
Our pioneering prison specific LGBTQ+ training is essential for all levels of prison staff including healthcare and wellbeing.
Developed and facilitated by an experienced sexual health nurse and a transwoman sexual health outreach worker this training is delivered from a unique point of view, both have experience of working in offender management and are aware of the difficulties of managing such issues in the prison environment.
Encompassing PSI17/2016 -The Care and Management of Transgender Offenders- and the Equalities act 2010 the information provided in this session is up to date, eye opening and engaging to make each delegate aware of their responsibilities when caring for offenders who identify as LGBTQ+
An emphasis on Transgender care management is made due to many staff being unsure of how to deal appropriately with prisoners that identify as transgender, we will tell you the do's and don'ts to ensure staff get it right first time, thus aiming to reduce complaints.
Sexual Health Training
"Local and remand prisons are likely to have a high proportion of drug users and therefore a high prevalence of blood borne virus infections."
"Young Offender Institutions are likely to have a high prevalence of chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infection." https://www.bashhguidelines.org/media/1094/3829.pd...
Do your healthcare staff know how to recognise symptoms of common STI's? Do they know when to refer to the prison GP or when a specialist sexual health service is more appropriate? If not then let us help…
Covering all STI’s including blood borne virus’ our prison specific sexual health training develops staff knowledge and reduces inappropriate referrals.
Ideal for cascade training of prisoners to make offenders more aware of the risks they find themselves at in the prison environment- Our staff could even help develop a prisoner training programme through consultation.
Developed and delivered by an experienced sexual health nurse to help reduce diagnosis time and stigma associated with STI’s including HIV.
NMC registered staff can use this training as part of their CPD participatory hours for revalidation.
Contraception and Stay Safe Education
"Female prisons are likely to have a high proportion of drug users and commercial sex workers This will result in a high prevalence of blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections. Pregnancy, contraception and abuse will also be key issues." https://www.bashhguidelines.org/media/1094/3829.pd...
Educating female prisoners in the subject of contraception, sexual health and healthy relationships is vital to help them stay safer on their release from prison. Many will NOT have been gifted this knowledge in their former education.
Ideal for remand prisoners and those close to release, we aim to reduce;
·STI’s and their associated problems
·Unplanned pregnancy and terminations
·Unhealthy/at risk relationships
Developed by an experienced sexual health nurse with FSRH qualification and sound safeguarding background this programme will offer an extra element to resettlement advice.
All delegates will gain in-depth knowledge of available methods of contraception, how to protect themselves against STI's and how to recognise and avoid unhealthy relationships, they will also receive a certificate for their participation to prove their willingness to attend and be involved with prison education.