Pact will be hosting a launch event on Monday 27th November 2017, announcing the findings of Swansea University’s evaluation of our four-year Big Lottery funded programme supporting young parents in prison to strengthen and maintain relationships with their children and families during imprisonment. 

Speakers include:

Phil Taylor OBE

Phil Taylor spent 35 years as the Governing Governor of HMP Wormwood Scrubs. Awarded an OBE for his outstanding contribution to HM Prison Service in 2011, Phil’s career has spanned 12 prisons, including HMP Swansea where he supported and oversaw the development of the Community Chaplaincy scheme as a trustee.

Phil has been a member of the Butler Trust awarding panel, hosted BBC Question Time in the Wormwood Scrubs chapel, and participated in the Ministry of Justice Permanent Secretaries Front Line Forum for 3 years providing operational feedback to the Secretary of State and Ministers. As well as acting as a Coach and Mentor to senior managers across the prison estate, he has been a member of the Brent Social Mobility Commission chaired by Lord Jim Knight, and has acted as Project Director for an ESF project, The Active Inclusion Learning Network, a two year project (2013-15) working across the EU to enhance the employment objectives of the socially disadvantaged. 

Richard Booty

Since March 2016 Richard has been the Families Lead for Her Majesties Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). This post has been created in recognition of the need to coordinate PSP approaches with regard to families and with particular regard to the need to properly re-procure family services delivered by partner providers; as well to help coordinate responses to the recent Lord Farmer review. Richard has worked in prisons for 30 plus years; with most of that time spent in prisons. His last role was as Lead Governor for Public Sector Prisons in Wales and prior to that he governed 4 prisons at Cardiff; Wayland in Norfolk; Leyhill in South Gloucestershire, and Gloucester. 

Angus Mulready-Jones

Angus leads HMIP’s work regarding children in custody and children and families of prisoners. Prior to joining HMIP in 2014, he worked in the voluntary sector as well as overseeing local government children's services. Angus has been involved in several international prison reform projects and has recently produced reports on behaviour management and the use of restraint in England and Wales.

Pamela Ugwudike

Pamela is an Associate Professor of criminology at the University of Southampton, UK. Her research focuses on evidence- based policy and practice in the justice system. She is particularly interested in approaches that promote the social inclusion and participation of service users undertaking court orders. Dr Ugwudike sits on several professional and allied committees including the British Society of Criminology’s Executive Committee and the Howard League for Penal Reform’s Research Advisory Committee.

On the day

The event will be held at The Holiday Inn, Cardiff City Centre, from 11.00am to 3.00pm. Lunch will be provided. 

Spaces are limited, and can be booked through [email protected] – please include your name and organisation, and whether you have any dietary or other requirements.