Scottish Chamber of Safety Conference

The Prison Health Needs Assessment for Alcohol Problems report will be launched at NHS Health Scotland’s Alcohol and Offenders Conference. The study builds on the increasing recognition that many prisoners have alcohol problems, which are often linked with their offending.

The Alcohol and Offenders Criminal Justice Research Programme is a portfolio of three studies led by NHS Health Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government (2009-2011). These fulfill a Scottish Government commitment outlined in the strategy document ‘Changing Scotland’s Relationship with Alcohol: A Framework for Action’.

Further information is available at the Programme WebPages: http://www.healthscotland.com/topics/health/alcohol/offenders.aspx

•         Prison Health Needs Assessment for Alcohol Problems Report is available at http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/4932.aspx

•        Scoping Study of Interventions for Offenders with Alcohol Problems in Community Justice Report is available at http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/4932.aspx

•         The final study in the portfolio, Criminal Justice Alcohol Brief Intervention Pilot, will be published in summer 2011.

This is a  conference and exhibition for everyone working to improve health, safety and wellbeing in Scotland.
Keynote address from Roger Bibbings (RoSPA, IOSH Lifetime Achievement award holder);  Debate session with Dr Paul Stollard (HSE) and Ian Tasker (STUC);  Presentation of the Lord Cullen Awards by Lord Cullen of Whitekirk;  Drama presentation by “Acting Up” .
The conference will provide an opportunity for practitioners and interested parties to improve their working knowledge of current safety issues, update on the national implications of Lord Young’s review and take part in a discussion on the implications.
You can register on line on http://www.scosconference.org.uk/