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Management of prisoners at risk of harm to self, to others and from others

(Safer Custody)


This instruction applies to :-


Reference :-

All public and private prisons and NOMS operated Immigration Removal Centres


PSI 64/2011

Issue Date

Effective Date

Implementation Date

Expiry Date

09 September 2013

F&S Revised

1 April 2012

31 January 2016

Issued on the authority of

NOMS Agency Board

For action by

Governor/Directors of contracted prisons. In this document, the term Governor/Director applies equally to Directors of contracted prisons. The term prison refers equally Centre Managers of Immigration Removal Centres operated by NOMS.

For information

All staff in NOMS HQ and prisons.

Contact

riskofharmPSIenquiries@noms.gsi.gov.uk

Associated documents

PSO 1400 Incident Management REST (contact Security Group)

PSO 1600 Use of Force

PSO 6000 Parole Manual

PSO 8800 Corporate Image/Uniform

PSO 9015 Information Assurance

PSI 28/2009 Care and Management of Young People

PSI 08/2010 Post Incident Care

PSI 42/2010 Health and Safety Statement

PSI 58/2010 Prison and Probation Ombudsman

PSI 09/2011 Cell Sharing Risk Assessment

PSI 11/2011 Incentives and Earned Privilege

PSI 12/2011 Prisoner’s Property

PSI 32/2011 Ensuring Equality

PSI 47/2011 Prison Discipline Procedures

PSI 49/2011 Prisoner Communication Services

PSI 74/2011 Early Days in Custody

PSI 17/2012 Certified Prisoner Accommodation


Replaces the following documents which are hereby cancelled-

PSO 2700 Suicide and Self-Harm

PSO 2750 Violence Reduction

PSO 2710 Follow up to Deaths in Custody



Audit/monitoring:

Safer Custody Audit



Introduces amendments to the following documents:

PSO 1400



NOTES: Update due to Fair and Sustainable

  • Page 28 Chapter 5 – First case review – reference to the appointment of a case manager should now read: Appoint a Case Manager of minimum grade of NOMS Band 4 or NHS Band 5 Nurse.

  • Page 41 Chapter 8 – First paragraph – ‘This chapter is aimed at those prisoners whose behaviour is so challenging and disruptive that they need additional case management in order that their risk of harm…’ is amended to: ‘This chapter is aimed at those prisoners whose behaviour is so challenging and disruptive that they need additional case management in order that their heightened or exceptional risk of harm…’ An additional sentence is added to the first paragraph: ‘In such cases, the case review team must be led by a minimum of a Band 5, Custodial Manager who will chair the case reviews for as long as the risk dictates that the prisoner is supported by an enhanced case review.’ This replaces the paragraph: ‘The enhanced case review team must include a duty operational manager, or above.’


CONTENTS



Section

Subject

Applies to

1

Executive summary

All staff

2

Specification Outputs

All staff













Additional guidance

All staff

Chapter 1

Roles and responsibilities




Chapter 2

Information sharing




Chapter 3

Risks and triggers




Chapter 4

Peer support




Chapter 5

ACCT




Chapter 6

Constant supervision




Chapter 7

Management of violence




Chapter 8

Enhanced case management




Chapter 9

Complex behaviour




Chapter 10

Management of prisoners who refuse food and/ or fluids and medical treatment




Chapter 11

Management of prisoners who are terminally or seriously ill




Chapter 12

Actions following a death in custody




Chapter 13

Family engagement and liaising with families following a death in custody




Chapter 14

Learning





EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Background
1. This instruction replaces PSO 2700 Suicide Prevention and Self-harm Management, PSO 2750 Violence Reduction, and PSO 2710 Follow Up to Deaths in Custody. It sets out the NOMS framework for delivering safer custody procedures and practices to ensure that prisons are safe places for all those who live and work there.
Desired outcomes
2. This instruction aims to:-


  • Identify, manage and support prisoners and detainees who are at risk of harm to self, others, and from others.

  • Reduce incidents of self-harm and deaths in custody.

  • Manage and reduce violence, deal effectively with perpetrators and support victims.

  • Support effective multi-disciplinary case management and sharing of information to reduce incidents of harm.

  • Ensure staff, prisoners and visitors affected by incidents of harm are supported appropriately

  • Ensure appropriate responses and investigations to incidents, which promote learning to prevent future occurrences and improve local delivery of safer custody services.


Summary of main changes
3. This PSI replaces PSO 2700 Suicide Prevention and Self-harm Management, PSO 2750 Violence Reduction, and PSO 2710 Follow Up to Deaths in Custody.
4. PSI 09/2011 The Cell Sharing Risk Assessment remains in existence.
5. PSI 58/2010 Prisons and Probation Ombudsman covers disclosure of documents following deaths in custody and remains in existence.
6. First response, incident management and reporting is covered in PSO 1400 Incident Management.
7. The specification of safer cells is covered in PSI 1900 Prisoner Accommodation.
Mandatory Actions
8. There are mandatory actions throughout the Instruction which are italicised. Where applicable there is also supporting guidance included within the chapters. Chapter 9 has no mandatory actions. It is included in this Instruction as it contains information and guidance which may improve the delivery of safer custody outcomes.
9. Governor/Directors must ensure that the outcomes set out in the Management of prisoners at risk of harm to self, to others and from others (Safer Custody) specification are delivered.
10. In delivering all the outputs set out in the specification/instruction, staff must have regard to equality considerations and ensure that all services are delivered fairly and appropriately. Regard must be given to the protected characteristics defined in the Equality Act 2010, which are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including nationality), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
11. Governor/Directors must have procedures in place to identify, manage and support prisoners and detainees who are at risk of harm to self, others, and from others, and to reduce that risk.
12. Governor/Directors must ensure reasonable steps are taken to obtain all relevant information regarding prisoner safety. This information must be recorded, shared and acted upon within the prison and between service providers/agencies.
13. Governor/Directors must have in place a learning strategy to improve local delivery of safer custody and prevent/reduce future incidents of self-harm, violence and death.
14. Following a death in custody, the procedures outlined in Chapter 12 must be followed.
15. Where appropriate, procedures must be in place to encourage family engagement in managing and reducing the risk of prisoners who harm themselves and/or others.
Resource Impact
16. In issuing this instruction and the accompanying Specification, there is no intention to reduce overall costs in this area of work, although Governors/Directors may identify more efficient ways of working in some instances. The Operating Model that accompanies the Specification is not mandatory; following it may entail a different allocation of resources to safer custody teams in some prisons. There are fewer mandatory requirements in this instruction than in previous policies. There is no requirement for establishments to have a further, local policy.
Contact
For further information about this PSI contact Offender Safety, Rights and Responsibilities Group (OSRRG)

Email: riskofharmPSIenquiries@noms.gsi.gov.uk


Approved for publication by:


Phil Copple





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