The Liverpool 2022 Prisons Week Lecture - Dinner & Lecture


Mon Oct 10 2022 at 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm


Liverpool Cathedral | Liverpool, EN

"It's more than what you see."
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 invite only lecture is 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, include an afternoon 'In Conversation' event, book launch (follow links to separate Eventbrite bookings) and this evening dinner with lecture.

We are delighted to welcome Emily Spurrell as our speaker for this year's Liverpool 2022 Prisons Week Lecture. Emily Spurrell was elected as Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) on 8th May 2021, after securing 57% of the public vote. She took up office five days later on May 13th 2021.

Prior to this, Emily served as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner from September 2017 to March 2019. During this time, she championed victims and led on work to tackle violence against women and girls. She developed a scheme to engage employers in tackling domestic abuse, successfully secured the living wage for police staff and initiated a project to investigate experiences of sexual violence across Merseyside.

Emily has also served as a Liverpool City Councillor, elected for Mossley Hill ward in 2012 and appointed as the lead for Community Safety in 2014, where she led on developing a Domestic Abuse strategy and providing grants to local community safety and crime prevention projects.

As PCC, Emily has most recently prioritised tackling violence against women and girls, improving police scrutiny and supporting victims of crime. The pillars of Emily’s Police and Crime Plan are:

• Fighting Crime; Proactive Policing.

• Supporting Victims; Safer Communities.

• Driving Change; Prevent Offending.

Emily is the Association of PCCs lead for Custody and Deputy Lead for Criminal Justice.

Emily is committed to being a visible and proactive PCC, who is dedicated to connecting with local people and using resources effectively and responsibly.

Location: Liverpool Cathedral, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott Suite

6pm – Welcome and seating

6.15pm – Dinner

7.30pm - Lecture

As this event forms part of the Prisons Week of Prayer, prior to the dinner, 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]

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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.

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