Health Select Committee urges action on suicide prevention

When someone takes their own life, the consequences – for that person, their family and their loved ones – are deep and permanent. Suicide can be prevented, and we have a responsibility to do everything possible to ensure that people receive the support they need at times of distress or crisis. In an interim report […]

Safety in prisons: HM Chief Inspector’s warning on the way out

Andrew Brown (@andrewbrown365) and Sam Thomas (@iamsamthomas) The annual report from the HM Inspectorate for Prisons (HMI) was published this week, and it makes for challenging reading. The report highlights shortcomings turned up by inspections over the last year, notably the lack of rehabilitation for prisoners, and the issues of staffing and overcrowding that have […]