Health and social care services for women offenders

current provision and a future model of care

Annie Bartlett, Tammi Walker, Mari Anne Harty, Kathryn M. Abel

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Abstract

Secure provision for women in both the Criminal Justice System and the Health Service has evolved in the last decade, in line with emerging gender-specific policy. Notable gains have been the approach to self-harm in prison and a reduction in the inappropriately high levels of secure hospital care. Although treatment pilots in UK settings are in progress, much practice remains poorly described and insufficiently evaluated. Recent strategic initiatives by both the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Health, as well as the commissioning changes that have followed the Health and Social Care Act 2012, provide a basis for reconsideration and a further paradigm shift. Suggestions for a reinvigorated model of gender-sensitive provision are made, relying on principles of resilience and autonomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-635
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Bartlett, Annie ; Walker, Tammi ; Harty, Mari Anne ; Abel, Kathryn M. / Health and social care services for women offenders : current provision and a future model of care. In: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 2014 ; Vol. 25, No. 6. pp. 625-635.
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Health and social care services for women offenders : current provision and a future model of care. / Bartlett, Annie; Walker, Tammi; Harty, Mari Anne; Abel, Kathryn M.

In: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, Vol. 25, No. 6, 2014, p. 625-635.

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