Mentoring and Advocacy

The Mentoring and Advocacy Service provides support to female offenders with personality disorders across the North of England and North Wales to improve their health, engagement and opportunities.     

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The Mentoring and Advocacy service supports women’s engagement and progression through a pathway of care and management of the Female Offender Personality Disorder Pathway. Through a gender specific and responsive service operating across the North of England and North Wales, women will be provided with a wrap around service of support, including both practical and emotional support. 

Each woman will be allocated a Key Worker who will provide consistent and long term support in custody and in the community for up to 2 years.                                                    

The aim of the Mentoring and Advocacy Service is to reduce repeat offending and improve the overall health of female offenders with PD. This is one of a number of services in the Personality Disorder Offender Pathway (PDOP) and will operate through an integrated model of care with a skilled, motivated and supported staff team. 

In all cases women must be:

  • Over 18
  • Give consent to referral
  • Have a home address in North of England or North Wales

Referrals are accepted for:

  • Women who participate in the CARE programme at HMP New Hall.
  • Women in custody, community or an approved premise who have been identified for the women offender PD pathway.
  • Women who have a current offence of violence against the person, criminal damage, sexual offence and/or offences against children, are assessed as presenting a high risk of re-offending, are likely to have a form of PD and a demonstrated link between the PD and the offending behaviour. 
Referrals can be either self-referral or made by a professional with regular contact with the woman.

Please find our information leaflet here

Contact here to make a referral.