Progress with the roll out of trauma informed practice at HMP Peterborough

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What we have achieved

  • We have currently trained over 300 staff in BTI which includes training eternal agencies and we continue to train current and new staff.
  • We have complete regular ‘fresh eyes’ and this will be continued.
  • Monthly BTI committee meetings held to see what is working or what we can change.
  • All peer support are BTI trained.
  • Two BTI Champions.
  • Implementation of any planned use of force on females, Trauma co-ordinator will be called.
  • We have made changes to interventions i.e. TSP so they are more gender specific.
  • Ordered new signage for in the prison so areas are clearer, which also include pictures and different languages?
  • Reception area has been made more welcoming. (BOSS chair removed, gloves moved, positive quotes placed up and also positive stories)
  • BTI mugs, Coasters been made for staff and sweatshirts and T-Shirts made for peer support trauma champions.
  • Irrelevant information removed and updated with correct info and positive stories around the prison.
  • When new residents arrive we have peer support workers to discuss the first night process and also walk with them to the wings.
  • New residents have their cell door open for the first three days during the day.
  • Surveys circulated to residents on a regular basis asking about physical and emotional safety at HMP Peterborough.
  • Staff are supported and are aware who to speak to for support regarding residents or personal.
  • We have update our Rough Guide to include Trauma.
  • Trauma leaflet issued to residents now in 10 different languages.
  • We have staff now trained to facilitate Stop Traffick.
  • GR8 programme – helping to achieve positive goals to build self esteem.
  • Outreach support every three weeks in the community supporting local sex workers.
  • Continued support in the community with Outside Links – free contact number provided.
  • Achieved the enable environments award.
  • Our BTI Champions have completed their first Healing Trauma Programme.