Safe Ground offers a wide range of high quality training to professionals working within the prison and criminal justice system. Our methods can be effectively applied by managers, teachers, prison officers, probation staff, family support workers, substance misuse workers, prison visitor centre staff, and voluntary sector agencies. Because we believe in the value of professionals challenging themselves to understand the experience of their service users, all the training we offer is immersive, active… and fun!
Fathers Inside & Family Man
Both Fathers Inside and Family Man were developed by Safe Ground in collaboration with male prisoners, under commission from the Home Office. The programmes are delivered with a minimum of two tutors in the classroom, supported by a family support worker outside of the classroom. Safe Ground is funded to train all the staff who deliver the programmes and to provide all the student and tutor resources. The two programmes culminate with a Family Visit Day and operate on a shared belief in strengthening family ties as a major step towards successful rehabilitation and reducing the risk of reoffending. But Fathers Inside and Family Man also diverge in offering two distinct learning opportunities for men in prison:
Fathers Inside is a ground-breaking parenting course which aims to equip prisoners with the skills and understanding to support their children’s education and upbringing, and to apply this learning whilst in custody. To deliver the programme staff must attend a four day residential training course, this course will give staff the tools to set up and deliver the programme.
Family Man uniquely asks prisoners to work with a Supporter to enable them to create a family action plan, aiming to equip them with the skills and understanding to strengthen key relationships whilst in custody. To deliver the programme staff must attend a four day residential training course, this course will give staff the tools to set up and deliver the programme.
Safe Ground’s Continual Professional Development (CPD) training courses are offered to staff from across our network of Fathers Inside and Family Man prison delivery sites, as well as to partners in local authorities and the voluntary sector. Each CPD training course has been carefully designed to productively explore a different topic or theme.
Safe Ground can also tailor CPD training events to meet corporate requirements (at a cost). For more information about upcoming CPD training courses, or to enquire about a bespoke CPD course, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.