Barnardo’s Plan-B has been supporting young men in Polmont and young women in Cornton-Vale for over three years. Over 250 individuals have benefited from the service, which acted as a bridge between the community and prison and supported young people to make the best use of the opportunities available in prison and prepare for their liberation.
There have been many positive developments since the project set up, including the launch of the Whole Systems Approach, the development of national mentoring services and more recently, the introduction of a standard case management process in Polmont and Cornton Vale. Our partners tell us that Plan-B has made a significant contribution to the implementation of these initiatives, which, when fully embedded, will provide a response to the challenges which Plan-B was developed to address.
Barnardo’s has worked alongside SPS colleagues to develop and support the role out of a short term prisoner work book in Polmont and has drafted a version for young women in Cornton Vale. Up until the end of May 2014, Plan-B will offer continued support to SPS staff who will be responsible for short term prisoner case management from now.
We would like to wish all our partners every success in taking forward this necessary work, and to thank you for your support.
Helen Jones, Service Manager, Barnardo’s