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Prisons: Education

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 136954, tabled on 23 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of effect of Personal Learning Plans in ensuring the delivery of hate crime education in prisons.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

1 May 2018

Personal learning plans are created to map out a prisoner’s journey through education whilst in custody, aiming to provide them with the skills and knowledge needed to realise their employment and other aspirations and ultimately, decrease the chance of reoffending. Should a prisoner’s need include being educated on hate crime, it will form part of this plan.

To promote prisoner ownership of learning plans, they are delivered locally in a paper-based manner, so a prisoner can physically have their own plan. We are seeking to introduce a digital element to this system so that information can be collated and analysed, informing education programme developments and providing data on prisoner achievements, through which governors can be held to account.