On 8th September, the Secretary of State announced a review of the quality of education in prisons, chaired by Dame Sally Coates. She will work with a panel of experts to produce proposals regarding the improvement of education in prisons and they will be visiting prisons to assess provision first hand.
The review will examine the scope and quality of current provision in adult prisons and in young offender institutions for 18-20 year olds; review domestic and international evidence of what works well in prison education to support the rehabilitation of different segments of prison learners; and identify options for future models of education services in prisons
Peer support is already used in many prisons and is an important part of the rehabilitation process for all the individuals involved. A wide variety of peer support occurs in prisons, including: