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Call for evidence

Prison Education

The Committee invites written submissions addressing any or all of the following areas:

  • What is the purpose of education in prisons?
  • What data exist to demonstrate the effectiveness of education and training in prisons and on prisoner attainment, and what international comparisons are available?
  • How well are additional learning needs met by the prison education and youth custody systems, including SEND and language and communication needs?
  • Does education in prisons deliver the skills needed by employers, and what more can be done to better align these?
  • How can successful participation in education be incentivised in prisons?
  • How might apprenticeships work for those in custody?
  • Are current resources for prison learning meeting need?
  • What should happen when prison education is assessed as not meeting standards?
  • How does the variability in the prison estate and infrastructure impact on learning?
  • How does provision compare in public sector and privately run prisons?
  • How effective and flexible is prison education and training in dealing with different lengths of sentences and the movement of prisoners across the estate?

This call for written evidence has now closed.

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