The Liverpool 2022 Prisons Week Lecture - Afternoon Event
Mon Oct 10 2022 at 03:15 pm to 05:00 pmUTC+01:00
Liverpool Cathedral | Liverpool, EN
Exploring the hidden impact on women within the criminal justice system, and their families.
About this Event
Organised by the Liverpool Diocesan Council for Social Aid (LDCSA), Adelaide House, the Diocese of Liverpool, and Liverpool Cathedral, and forming part of the Prisons Week of Prayer, this 'In Conversation' event is open to everyone but might be of particular interest to those working in, or concerned with, the criminal justice system, especially those working with women and their families.
This year’s events, around the theme of "It's more than what you see" - Exploring the hidden impact on women within the criminal justice and their families, and what can be done, includes an afternoon 'In Conversation' event and an evening dinner with lecture.
This eventbrite booking is for the afternoon 'In Conversation' event (please see below for more details). The evening dinner and lecture will feature The Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner, Emily Spurrell. Due to numbers, this will be an invite-only event but if you are interested in attending, please contact Clare Blackburn at [email protected]
The Prisons Week Lecture 'In Conversation' event - "It's more than what you see", will include contributions from Sarah Beresford, Pr*son Reform Trust Associate and Churchill Fellow, on her work to pilot Child Impact Assessments for children with a mother in the criminal justice system, to ensure children are listened to and receive the support they need. Sarah will be joined by Laila, age 21, whose mum was in and out of Pr*son during her childhood. Nanci Metherell and Julie Kelly, the senior management team at Adelaide House Female Approved Premises in Liverpool will also join the conversation as they share about the work of Adelaide House. They will also present a film by residents on their experience of the hidden impact of the criminal justice system on themselves, and their families.
Location: Liverpool Cathedral, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott Suite
3.15pm – Welcome and Refreshments
3.45pm – In Conversation Event
5pm - Event close
As this event forms part of the Prisons Week of Prayer, following the In Conversation event attendees are welcome to join the Cathedral's short Evening Prayer service at 5.30pm.
If you have any accessibility requirements with regards to the event, please contact [email protected]
For information on travelling and access to Liverpool Cathedral see visit Liverpool Cathedral
Sarah Beresford - has a background in education, followed by several years working in the voluntary sector to improve support for children affected by parental imprisonment, Sarah is currently an Associate of the Pr*son Reform Trust. She has written several reports focused on women in Pr*son, including 'What about me?', which explores the impact on children when mothers are involved in the criminal justice system. Sarah is currently leading a project looking at the use of Child Impact Assessments for children with a mother in the criminal justice system and is committed to ensuring children and young people are included in the development of appropriate support networks and resources. She co-created the Child Impact Assessment with children in Merseyside who have experience of a mother in Pr*son. Sarah is a Trustee of LDCSA and an advisor to Time Matters UK, a Liverpool based support group for children with a family member in Pr*son. Sarah is passionate about seeing the potential in people and enabling them to become their best selves.
Nanci Metherell is the Chief Operations Officer of Adelaide House, having previously worked in the Probation Service.
Julie Kelly is the Deputy Operations Officer at Adelaide House, having previously worked in the Probation Service.
vision is to see potential realised and hope restored for lives impacted by the criminal justice system. The charity, based in the Church of England Diocese of Liverpool, has been in operation for nearly 200 years, and today manages Adelaide House Female Approved Premises, coordinates the Liverpool Annual Prisons Week Lecture, and provides grant-making to other local non-profit organisations who share their vision.
, the main project of the Liverpool Diocesan Council for Social Aid, is situated in Liverpool and is one of only six female approved premises in the country. The house provides residential support and interventions for up to 18 adult women who are completing their sentences. Management and staff at Adelaide House advocate a holistic, women-centred, needs-led approach to their work, which includes enhanced supervision within a structured and supportive environment. During 2020, and in recognition of the challenges faced by residents in securing suitable move-on accommodation, the charity set up a Move On Project as part of the work of Adelaide House. The project provides both advice and practical support to residents including sourcing appropriate properties, helping with accommodation deposits, and providing starter packs.
- For nearly 50 years, Prisons Week has prepared prayer literature to enable the Christian community, through individuals and churches, to pray for the needs of all those affected by prisons: prisoners and their families, victims of crime and their communities, those working in the criminal justice system and the many people who are involved in caring for those affected by crime on the inside and outside of our prisons.
Prisons Sunday – the second Sunday in October – marks the beginning of the week of prayer each year, running through until the following Saturday.
Where is it happening?Liverpool Cathedral, St James Mount, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Event Location & Nearby Stays: