Adults and young people receiving specialist interventions for drugs and alcohol misuse in secure settings in England: data for 2015-16

Public Health England, January 2017

The first annual report show that there were 60,254 adults (18 and over) in contact with drug and alcohol services in secure settings during 2015-16.

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Peer Support in Secure Settings

Together for Mental Wellbeing, 12 November 2014

Together have published the findings of a consultation project to scope the status and potential of peer support in secure settings. This is the first time that such a project has been undertaken in secure settings, and the project reached more than 220 service users in secure units, in addition to staff.

The aim of the project, which was commissioned by the Forensic Partnership, was to assess to what extent peer support exists in secure settings, how service users and staff respond to it, what value it has and what the challenges are for rolling it out more widely.

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Womens secure hospital care pathways in practice: a qualitative analysis of clinicians views in England and Wales

BMC Health Services Research, 1 October 2014

In England and Wales women form a small but significant group within the wider, largely male, secure hospital population. Secure hospitals are designed to assess and treat individuals with both mental health problems and significant criminal behaviour. The theoretical approach to the care of secure hospital women is increasingly informed by a grasp of gender-specific issues. However, there is a lack of evidence on the adequacy of current structures and processes of care delivery. This qualitative study explores the nature and quality of care pathways for women in low and medium secure hospital beds by eliciting participants’ views of factors enhancing or impeding care.

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