Children and Domestic Abuse
Female domestic victims Handbook
Overview to drugs and alcohol
This section contains documents relating to Play provision in prisons
Prison Based Play Provision
A guide to Understanding Suicide in prisons published by the Samaritans
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Pact provides services in England and Wales. If you are looking for support in Scotland please contact Families Outside and for support in Northern Ireland, contact NIACRO.
Deputy Chief Executive of Pact and Managing Director of Pact Futures CIC
Ellen is an experienced strategic manager with 20 years' experience working within the voluntary and community sector, half of which is in criminal justice related charities. She is currently serving as the Deputy Chief Executive of Pact and as Managing Director of Pact's wholly-owned subsidiary, Pact Futures CIC. These roles involve strategic leadership as part of a five-member Senior Leadership Team and full-spectrum operational management. Ellen is a Business Development and contract management specialist, overseeing both our Business Development and Services teams. She has been instrumental in Pact's growth and development with a proven track record in enabling the organisation to identify and exploit opportunities to fulfill its mission through development in existing and new markets as well as an excellent understanding of inter-relationships between complex and often diverse services. Ellen also has strong people and organisational management skills to ensure services are delivered on target, in budget and to high standards.
CEO of Pact and Pact Futures CIC
Andy Keen-Downs has been Chief Executive of Pact since 2005, steering the charity through a period of great change and growth. Since 2015 he has been Group CEO, following the establishment of Pact Futures CIC as a wholly owned, independent subsidiary. Andy has worked in the voluntary sector for much of his working life, and was previously Deputy Director at Gingerbread (One Parent Families), where he developed services and secured the support of JK Rowling. Previously, Andy held senior posts with the National Childbirth Trust and with Centrepoint. Andy’s first job with a charity was as one of a team of three staff, running The Gatehouse Project in the Hulme & Moss side area of Manchester during the late 1980s, which involved supporting adults with literacy issues and developing a social enterprise community publishing operation. This followed a dramatic career change from his previous role with Reuters in the City of London. Andy undertook a PGCE at Roehampton University following a degree in English and Theology at the University of Kent. His other qualifications include being arrested as a juvenile offender at the age of ten, and the experience of imprisonment of both friends and relatives. In 2015, Andy received the Longford Prize on behalf of Pact, and secured the support of Michael Palin for the charity’s work for prisoners’ families. Andy acts as a pro-bono advisor to Lord Michael Farmer and to Bishop Richard Moth, and is regularly sought for his expertise on how to reduce re-offending and the risk of inter-generational offending.
Director of Services
Tina has worked within the justice sector for nearly thirty years working for both third sector and statutory organisations. She initially worked for NACRO as a manager of a community programme scheme supporting long term unemployed offenders and developing job clubs within local prisons. For nearly ten years she was employed by the Hampshire Probation Service and held several senior management roles with responsibilities for offender employment and housing, partnerships and community payback delivery. Prior to joining Pact, Tina was a Business Development Manager for Skills for Justice, holding the strategic leads for workforce development in offender management, substance misuse and victims/survivors. In addition to her work within justice, Tina has also worked as an employment officer for MENCAP and a researcher for the British Institute of Industrial Therapy.
Head of Commercial Finance
Mortimer joined Pact in July 2015 as the Head of Commercial Finance. His main focus is providing commercial, financial and bid support on commercial contracts. Prior to joining Pact, Mortimer spent 3 years as Head of Finance for Third Sector Consortia Management LLP (3SC), where he provided proactive commercial engagement across the entire life cycle of its UK-wide public services contract portfolio – both pre and post contract, focussing on providing insight that ensured all bids are commercially sound, and contracts are set-up and managed effectively from a financial perspective.
Mortimer previously worked as Finance and Business Development Manager for the local infrastructure charity HAVCO and in a number of senior accounting and finance roles in commercial organisations in the UK and Barbados. He is a fellow of the Association of the Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and holds an MBA from Warwick.
Group Finance Director
Ross joined Pact in September 2013 and has overall responsibility for finance, technology, premises and procurement. Ross has twelve years' experience of leading finance and resources teams in the not-for-profit sector, most recently at the Institute of Fundraising, and has been a volunteer member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance audit committee since 2008. He trained as an auditor and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.