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National Apprenticeship Week 2021: our new professional Custody and Detention Apprenticeship

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Anyone who is employed to become a prison officer in England will soon work towards a Level 3 Custody and Detention Apprenticeship qualification to develop specialist skills that will assist them in their role.

How one-to-one conversations are helping make prisons safer

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Photograph of a key worker at HMP Brixton talking one-to-one with an offender.

The key worker scheme is being rolled out across the entire closed male estate, with prison officers managing around 5-6 offenders on a one-to-one basis. Find out from Prison Officer Leeming how the scheme allows prison officers more time and flexibility to provide offenders with the best chance of engaging in rehabilitation.