HMP Maidstone Scores High in MQPL Survey

The objective of the Measuring the Quality of Prison Life Survey conducted by the National Offender Management Service is to explore prisoner perceptions of their quality of life. The questionnaire consists of 128 statements such as‘This is a decent prison’ or‘We spend too much time locked up’ and participants are given the following options:1. Strongly...
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User Voice keeps getting BIGGER….

User Voice are pleased to announce that our front-line team has expanded to keep pace with an increased demand for our services, including: contracts to establish Prison Councils for G4S at HMP Rye Hill and HMP Wolds; What’s Your Story? 2011 involving 600 young people across the country; and a contract from London Probation Trust...
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User Voice has moved to a NEW OFFICE…

As a result of recent successful projects and an increasing demand for our services, User Voice is expanding. Our continued growth means we need more office space and we have therefore relocated to Kennington. Our new address is: 20 Newburn StreetLondonSE11 5PJ Click here for a map. We also have a new number: 020 3137...
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Final What’s Your Story? report published

What’s Your Story? is the final report of a major consultation with 582 excluded young people between the age of 12 and 27 undertaken by User Voice. It sets out their recommendations including the proposal for a new organisation led and staffed by ex-offenders aimed at helping young offenders into work. The final report came...
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Call for ban on painful restraint for children

A new report published today by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC), and based on research conducted by User Voice, highlights young people’s experience of restraint in secure juvenile settings. The report says international standards must be used as a benchmark for the safe use of restraint in the secure juvenile estate when required...
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New microsite launched

User Voice has today launched a new microsite dedicated to the Excluded Youth project. This nationwide engagement project reached nearly 600 young people in 6 months ending in a final event with senior policy makers in Parliament. There was too much information gathered to include in the final report, including videos, music, pictures and case...
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