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Speakers at the cf forum 2021

‘Autism Reality Experience in Custodial Settings’

Glenn Knight, Chief Executive Officer, Training 2 Care

The Autism Reality Experience is an innovative and inspirational training session designed to give delegates an experience of living with autism, and was developed in conjunction with autistic people.

This is a very practical, hands-on experience that allows delegates to see, feel, smell and hear the world from an autistic person’s perspective. 

This presentation will give you more information about our new prison specific experience, which have begun delivering in both prisons and young offenders institutes, and how this can then enable environments and processes to be adapted to better support autistic people.

‘Unlocking Potential – HMP Highland’

Claire Rosset, Associate Architect, BakerHicks

A radical departure from traditional prison design, HMP Highland is the first new prison in the Scottish Highlands for more than a century. Visually and aesthetically appealing, it combines innovative design with the practical, operational needs of a prison. Right from inception through to its current stage (RIBA Stage 4), its forward-thinking design ethos focuses on rehabilitation and creating a community facing facility that will help transform its residents’ lives. It is an example of designing an environment to not only impact how a facility is used, but the lives of those that use it.

‘Improving the Custody Experience for All’

Sallie Blanks Nash, Lead, National Police Estate Group

An introduction to the National Police Estate Group, our Custody specialist group and the Custody Review Panel.

‘Achieving Quality in Blue Light Estate Development Plans’

Rob Ireland, Partner, Baily Garner LLP

  • What is good quality?
  • What are the challenges of delivering quality buildings?
  • What steps/actions are being considered to address sustainability (in particular existing stock). Is this going far enough?
  • How are the performance gap/post occupancy challenges being addressed?

Architects, Police and Community

Simon Crosby, Director and Head of Public Sector, Corstorphine & Wright

Also Featuring Vicki Heselton, Head of Estates & Support Services, Gloucestershire Police

Simon explores how designers think by first understanding what policing is, why it exists and what is visible to the public. He will look at 3 different building types delivered for a single constabulary can influence how policing is delivered and the impact it has on the wider community, with some real-life examples of how this is achieved. His presentation will be accompanied by first hand experience of Vicki Heselton, Head of Estates for Gloucestershire Constabulary, a force that has been forward thinking in how they can deliver a better community focussed service.

HMP Glen Parva’s Eco-Friendly Fire Protection System

Harry Wright, Key Account Manager, Fireworks Fire Protection Ltd

Fireworks, the UK’s leading experts in fire protection for custodial and mental health facilities, will be discussing the recent installation at the latest Titan Prison, HMP Glen Parva.  The presentation will include an overview of the challenges faced when trying to protect a 1500 inmate facility and making a watermist system compliant to modern custodial standards.

Building Operations in Custody

Harry Maclean – MSc FRICS Dip Mgt, Head of Estates & Facilities, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

In busy police stations with custodies, how do the Estates team manage to upgrade facilities in active custody wings? What can be done in preparation, what can be deemed as capital works and what is deemed backlog maintenance. To maintain staff morale and improve facilities in a station with only a projected lifespan of 1-2 years, to what extent do you upgrade. Along the way how can you adjust the programme when scope creep such as new interview rooms also come into the equation?

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