1.6 million people come into contact with the criminal justice system and 75,000 prisoners are released back into our communities each year. This population has high rates of mental health and learning disability and yet most will not be currently known to adult social care. “Liaison and Diversion” takes a multidisciplinary approach to supporting people who come into contact with the criminal justice system to provide an alternative to imprisonment and similar approaches are being developed to support prisoners on release. This workshop will explore both why and how social care can play a bigger part in supporting these initiatives.

Chair: James Bullion

Participants:
Andy Hunt, National Programme Manager Liaison& Diversion and Sexual Assault Services Strategy, Health and Justice, NHS England
Chris Kelly, Assistant Head for Health and Justice, NHS England