Describe the unique challenges in thedevelopment and delivery of equality, diversityand human rights policy and practice w...
Challenge within a Prison Setting   Political and                        Prison     Societal                           Ser...
Challenges within a Prison              Setting                        Political and SocietalEquality, Diversity     • Bal...
Challenges within a Prison             Setting                        Prison ServiceEquality, Diversityand Human Rights   ...
Challenges within a Prison             Setting                          Prisoner life cycleEquality, Diversity      • Cont...
Challenges within a Prison             Setting                          Exclusion to InclusionEquality, Diversityand Human...
A strategy for delivery andimplementation           ©   csweeney/May 2012
ED & HR Strategic Plan• Consider the plan in light of:     • the new Scottish public sector equality duty regulations     ...
ED & HR Strategic Plan - Priorities• Reduce financial and reputational risk by ensuring that an equality impact  assessmen...
ED & HR Strategic Plan - Priorities• Equality data is captured and analysed to identify areas of under-representation;  oc...
ED & HR Strategic Plan - Priorities• Working with partners, the service updates the equality profiling of prisoner  commun...
ED & HR Strategic Plan - Priorities• Those involved in procurement/ resourcing activity follow appropriate frameworks  and...
ED & HR Strategic Plan - Priorities• Monitoring of progress against equality, diversity and human rights  targets/outcomes...
The equality challenge is addressed by creatingsynergy between equality, diversity, human rightsand the prison service vis...
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Business case for equality & diversity within the prison service may 2012

  1. 1. Describe the unique challenges in thedevelopment and delivery of equality, diversityand human rights policy and practice within aprison setting;including your strategy for the delivery andimplementation of this © Celia Sweeney – 2012
  2. 2. Challenge within a Prison Setting Political and Prison Societal Service Equality, Divers ity and Human Rights Business Case Exclusion to Prisoner life Inclusion cycle © csweeney/May 2012
  3. 3. Challenges within a Prison Setting Political and SocietalEquality, Diversity • Balance of operating fairlyand Human Rights towards women and men who Business Case have been detained because they have broken societies norms and / or codes of behaviour. • Political expectations • Societal expectations • Role of the media in shaping society’s views around criminal justice • Punishment / rehabilitation© csweeney/May 2012
  4. 4. Challenges within a Prison Setting Prison ServiceEquality, Diversityand Human Rights • Biggest resources are Business Case staff, estate and partnerships • A modern, diverse, skilled and confident workforce • Fit for purpose estate • Effective partnerships© csweeney/May 2012
  5. 5. Challenges within a Prison Setting Prisoner life cycleEquality, Diversity • Contributing factors – drug and and Human alcohol dependency; literacy; Rights numeracy; chaotic lifestyles; Business Case experience of abuse; and mental health issues. • Prisoner personal and health needs while in custody • Access to purposeful activity • Prisoner release preparations to reduce re-offending risks© csweeney/May 2012
  6. 6. Challenges within a Prison Setting Exclusion to InclusionEquality, Diversityand Human Rights • Prison is a physical Business Case exclusion from family and society • Strategies where prisoners can be supported to journey from exclusion to inclusion • Strategies to maintain and manage and support long term prisoners© csweeney/May 2012
  7. 7. A strategy for delivery andimplementation © csweeney/May 2012
  8. 8. ED & HR Strategic Plan• Consider the plan in light of: • the new Scottish public sector equality duty regulations • the findings from the Commission on Women Offenders • Inspection findings and; • any other pertinent reviews• Review current business to: • identify examples of success, good practice and promote such • test if it is now mainstreamed or still in the development stage.• Revise the strategic plan to the new Scottish legislative timeframe – 30th April 2013 for the production of equality objectives © csweeney/May 2012
  9. 9. ED & HR Strategic Plan - Priorities• Reduce financial and reputational risk by ensuring that an equality impact assessment process is in place for policy; practice and decision making• Service structures are in place to monitor / review / challenge equality progress in order to support correctional excellence and achieve positive inspection results• Senior managers are able to communicate the equality and human rights vision and how it links to the strategic and operational business of the Prison Service © csweeney/May 2012
  10. 10. ED & HR Strategic Plan - Priorities• Equality data is captured and analysed to identify areas of under-representation; occupational segregation and inform appropriate action• An equality and human rights training plan will focus on how equality and human rights impacts on the ‘day job’ and the delivery of correctional excellence• Equality and human rights will be integral to any staff competency and performance framework• The Service ensures that its workforce is shaped by retention and progression activity that is informed by performance, the experiences of staff, exit feedback and workforce surveys• Staff are engaged and consulted with to test service culture and continual improvement• Pay issues are kept under review to comply with legislation © csweeney/May 2012
  11. 11. ED & HR Strategic Plan - Priorities• Working with partners, the service updates the equality profiling of prisoner communities to understand their experiences and provide for different needs• The service can demonstrate that it recognises heightened risks from disproportionate treatment of prisoner groups in terms of prisoner transfer, custody, support, medical and educational needs and has action plans and staff training in place to tackle these.• Prisoner views on equality and human rights are obtained as part of regular surveys and change is implemented where appropriate © csweeney/May 2012
  12. 12. ED & HR Strategic Plan - Priorities• Those involved in procurement/ resourcing activity follow appropriate frameworks and the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) guidance on equality and diversity• The service identifies access and usability considerations relating to buildings, infrastructure and equipment, in partnership with prisoners, staff and partners• The service engages directly on equality and human rights complaints from prisoners, staff and where relevant third-party agencies © csweeney/May 2012
  13. 13. ED & HR Strategic Plan - Priorities• Monitoring of progress against equality, diversity and human rights targets/outcomes is embedded within the mainstream performance management system and scrutinised internally and externally• Current, accurate and complete analysis of equality, diversity and human rights information is used to address any negative impacts and outcomes identified from internal review and external inspections• The service is able to tell its story of success. © csweeney/May 2012
  14. 14. The equality challenge is addressed by creatingsynergy between equality, diversity, human rightsand the prison service vision and strategy © csweeney/May 2012

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