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A day conference exploring how faith and community groups can welcome prison leavers safely and positively. 

During the day we will explore the challenges faced by prison leavers and how faith and community groups can help them make a successful transition from prison to community life.  
With a panel discussion and Q&A featuring Christian and Muslim Lead Chaplains, Prison Leavers and Teresa Clark CBE - West Midlands Prison Group Director. There will be time for Table discussion and questions.

£50 including lunch and refreshments

From 10am till 3pm

Telford Minster, Meeting Point House, Telford.

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what does pathway mentoring do?


We offer 'through the gate' mentoring, support and coaching for Prison leavers who desire to live crime free lives. This begins in prison and then continues into the community, to help prepare for the changes they need to make and will experience as they move toward and into life in the community.  


We work alongside HMP Staff to develop and run programmes and projects to prepare Prisoners for release.  The nature of the programmes and projects can be tailored to suit the particular needs and context, with the aim of changing mindset and building confidence. These include the creative arts, creative discussion groups focussing on communication relationships, goal setting, employability, etc. 


We offer support, training and consultancy to community and faith groups who wish to welcome Prison leavers.  This includes advice and training on how to safeguard both the Prison leaver and the community, training on mentoring for Prison leavers and linking known service users into local community and faith groups. 

4 needs - Individual, Spiritual, Social and Physical

© Pathway Mentoring CIC 2023

how pathway works

We aim to support Prison leavers by following the principles of assisted desistance:

  • Respecting individuality:
    since the process of giving up crime is different for each person; delivery needs to be properly individualised.


  • Building positive relationships:
    people are most influenced to change by those whose advice they respect and whose support they value.


  • Recognising the significance of social context:
    desistance is related to the external/social aspects of a person’s life as well as to internal/psychological factors. Giving up crime requires new networks of support and opportunities in local communities.


  • Recognising and developing people’s strengths:
    promoting a range of protective factors and taking a relational and strengths-based approach.


  • Fostering agency and self-determination:
    supporting prison leavers to set their own goals and develop strategies for recovery and healthy living in the community.

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