The Harris Review


Independent Review into Self-Inflicted Deaths in NOMS Custody of 18-24 year olds

This is the official webpage for the Harris Review. The purpose of the review is to make recommendations to reduce the risk of future self-inflicted deaths in custody. All self-inflicted deaths are a tragedy and we want to ensure those that occur whilst individuals are under the protection of the state are subject to the most thorough scrutiny. Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody, will lead this review and will be supported by members of the Independent Advisory Panel. Your reflections on the review and on this most important topic are very welcome.

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Harris Review Events

25 September 2014  Public Hearing 

The Harris Review into self-inflicted deaths on NOMS custody of 18-24 year olds held a Public Hearing on Thursday 25 September 2014 between 2-4.30pm at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL.   The event was held in order to hear from anyone who would like to contribute to the Review but would prefer to give their views directly to the Panel or who do not wish to submit formal evidence.  Summary of  meeting

2 October 2014  Community & Local Stakeholders Seminar

The Harris Review into self-inflicted deaths in NOMS custody of 18-24 year olds invited representatives from groups or organisations that work within local communities to support the needs of vulnerable people, young adults, ex-offenders and also who provide through the gate support in prisons to attend a seminar at the Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BU on 2 October.   The event was attended by keynote speakers Lord Adebowale and Diane Curry OBE, CEO of Partners of Prisoners working to promote, develop and support services and resources for families and friends of prisoners.

16 October 2014  Family Hearing 

The Harris Review into self-inflicted deaths on NOMS custody of 18-24 year olds held an all-day event on Thursday 16th October, at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL.   The event was facilitated by INQUEST (http://www.inquest.org.uk/), and was held in order to hear from some of the families of those young adults whose self-inflicted deaths are in the scope of the review and to provide those family members with an opportunity to give their views directly to the Panel.  The findings from both Family day events are available in the  Submissions, Research and Evidence section of the website.

27 November 2014  Closed Family Hearing 

The Harris Review into self-inflicted deaths on NOMS custody of 18-24 year olds held an all-day event on Thursday 16th October, at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL. The event was facilitated by INQUEST (http://www.inquest.org.uk/), and was held in order to hear from some of the families of those young adults whose self-inflicted deaths are in the scope of the review and to provide those family members with an opportunity to give their views directly to the Panel. The findings from both Family day events are available in the Submissions, Research and Evidence section of the website. 

11 December 2014 Liaison and Diversion roundtable meeting 1Pre-CJS

The first roundtable event looked at potential diversion of young adults before they become known to the Criminal Justice System and considering what more could be done and by whom.  Summary of  meeting

19 December 2014 Liaison and Diversion roundtable meeting 2 First CJS experience

The second event focussed upon the challenges of supporting and diverting young adult offenders at the point of their first experience of the Criminal Justice System and looking to identify what more could be done to ensure that they do not go on to re-offend. Summary of  meeting 

14 January 2015 Liaison and Diversion roundtable meeting 3 Pre-sentence options

The third and final event looked at the issues associated with sentencing and in particular whether all options were considered and/or presented to Sentencers when deliberating on the most appropriate sentence to reflect the circumstances of the crime and offender and if not what more could be done.  Summary  of meeting

11 December 2014 Young Adults Characteristics roundtable

In order to better understand the particular characteristics of young adults, and how these might impact on their vulnerability in custody, the Harris Review held a roundtable to explore the issue in more detail. The event focussed on such issues as maturity, Care Leavers and transitions between youth and adult services.  Summary of meeting 

Prison Visits - Notes of visits

Harris Review Prison Visits Aylesbury

Harris review Prison Visit Holloway

Harris Review prison visit Leeds

Harris review Prison Visit Chelmsford

Harris Review prison visit Isis

Harris Review Prison Visit Swinfen Hall

Harris review Prison Visit Brinsford

Harris Review Prison visit Glen Parva

Harris review Prison Visit HMYOI Parc

Key Themes emerging from Prison Visits

 

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