All our conferences are not stand-alone events or speakers ‘wheeled in’ to perform. Each one forms part of our broader agenda to challenge and debate the right way to really make a difference.
Every conference is evaluated to ensure we are hitting the right spot for you, with a ‘bottom up’ led agenda. The conferences provide a real opportunity for No Offence! members to contribute to the future of criminal justice. All conferences will provide an opportunity for focused research in the future and form the actions of a ‘working group’ approach, made up of No Offence! members who have a specific interest, backed up with expertise and passion to join us on our journey. All conferences have a pre-allocated number of free places for ex-offenders to join us so that our audiences are truly cross sector and accessible, to maximise our impact and opportunity at a price you can afford. All our conferences are delivered in various regions across the UK but with a National focus, they are relevant for delegates from across the country.
Discounts offered for students, be quick as these numbers are limited
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All No Offence! CIC national conferences attract partners. There are a number of sponsorship options, as detailed below to suit every partner and the message that you would like to convey. Partnering with us on a number of ‘follow on’ events offers enhanced levels of promotional benefit. We have a schedule of different conferences, one per month, apart from August, and each has a specific focus and objective. Each conference attracts a connected but often different audience.
February 19th and 20th 2014
Hinckley Island Hotel
In partnership with:
Following on from our highly successful conference ‘A Workable Revolution’ in January 2013, focusing on employment for people with convictions.
Employment for people with convictions can reduce reoffending rates by between a third and a half, yet many barriers still exist. This conference will enable us to come together to bring you the latest in good practice, hear from employers who already ‘recruit with conviction’ and provide us with an opportunity to debate issues, break down barriers, whilst facilitating the very best networking, all in the unique No Offence way.
Featuring high profile speakers, engaging workshops and our exhibition hall ‘The Market Place,’ for networking and sharing over two days. Simultaneous activity will take place across multiple rooms, which will enable maximum opportunity and choice for our delegates, so we can find the way forward with this highly important approach to reducing reoffending, whilst supporting people to engage back into society.
March 19th 2014
Number One Pride Place
In partnership with:
The Government is proposing to transfer all non-core probation services to new providers by the end of 2014. It is intended that the new providers will either be First Tier (Prime Contractors), Second Tier (Sub-Contractors) or Third Tier (providers commissioned by way of grant agreements). The delivery arrangements will be underpinned by a Payment by Results mechanism. This conference will provide those intending to bid for or deliver work through the Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) programme with a detailed understanding of the proposed procurement process and its key legal and contractual elements. This will include panel presentations by key organisations and stakeholders and interactive workshops looking at some of the detailed issues related to delivery of the TR work. The topics to be covered include the core elements of public services contracts ( including payment by results), collaboration through joint ventures, consortia or partnering, supply chain and sub-contracting arrangements, workforce issues,and opportunities for mutuals, social enterprises and charities.
Delegates will have the benefit of both detailed practical and legal input via the conference sessions to help them to maximise their understanding of and their commercial interests in the TR programme.
 Reducing re-offending by ex-prisoners, Social Exclusion Report, 2002
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