Respect

Women’s relationships with children, family and support networks are central to their care in custody. A positive community ethos is evident, and all needs are met.

Relationships with children, families and other people significant to women

Women are able to develop and maintain relationships with people significant to them, including children and other family members. The prison has a well-developed strategy to promote relationships and make sure women can fulfil any caring responsibilities.

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Living in the prison community

Women live in a prison which promotes a community ethos. They can access all the necessary support to address day-to-day needs and understand their legal rights. Consultation with women is paramount to the prison community and a good range of peer support is used effectively.

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Living conditions

Women live in a clean, decent and comfortable community environment. They are provided with all the essential basic items.

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Health and social care

Women are cared for by services that assess and meet their health, social care and substance use needs and promote continuity of health and social care on release. The standard of health service provided is equivalent to that which women could expect to receive elsewhere in the community.

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Equality, diversity and faith

There is a clear approach to promoting equality of opportunity, eliminating discrimination and fostering good relationships. The distinct needs of women with protected and minority characteristics are addressed. Women are able to practise their religion and the chaplaincy plays a full part in prison life, contributing to women’s overall care, support and rehabilitation.

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