Stocktake 5 invited local authorities with prisons in their area to submit information on the level of activity being generated in terms of assessments and eligibility by individual prison.

 It was always expected that there would be variations due to the differing size and functions of individual prisons but the degree of variation reported suggests that some prisons and their authorities may be being more proactive and successful in identifying and responding to need than others.

 If on reading the report any authority would like to discuss the approaches that they are taking and compare these to another authority with a similar prison profile please contact me at 

 Ian Anderson

ADASS Associate, Care & Justice