Harsh Criticism for Prison Education

10th October 2013

Teen boy head in handsThe standards of education and training in prisons have been severely criticised by education watchdog Ofsted at their annual lecture. This year’s lecture is focussed on reducing the high re-offending rates – 72% in juveniles and 50% in adult prisoners – and education is recognised as a key factor.

If offenders can get into employment on release, this can reduce their likelihood of re-offending by up to 50%. But to break the cycle, education and training are vital components. Prisons can work with employers, education providers and other bodies to help prisoners develop vocational and employability skills.

Read the full story here on the BBC

Young men in youth offender institutes and prisons are one of the Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme’s focus groups. We can provide highly experienced managers from business to share their experiences and guide young males as part of a mentoring scheme. We also provide skills workshops that help with employability, social etiquette and anger management. No matter what their background, we believe helping young men achieve their full potential is not an impossible task.

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At Bridge Builders Mentoring, we believe that the gap between young men from poor socio-economic backgrounds and their full potential is never too large to overcome. Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme provides young men the opportunity to gain additional support and guidance from adult mentors from professional backgrounds, who are experienced in life and work. Together, they can define, explore and overcome the problems that are so often associated with a low economic background.

The Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme is a charity providing low cost services for young men. Any donations are greatly needed and appreciated. We rely on the support of our corporate sponsors and generous individuals to keep our work running and enable us to change the lives of young men throughout the UK.
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