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Offender Learning and Financial Education

Prison and Probation , Financial Literacy , Events
Skills for Life Network

A learning and sharing event to promote the development and delivery of financial education

Monday 23 April 2007
TUC Congress House
23-28 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3LD

In the modern world it is not easy to stay out of debt and achieve financial security and a lot of adults experience difficulties managing their money and long-term financial affairs. The reasons for this are highly complex. Attitudes toward securing, spending and saving money influence how we use our money but we also know that many adults often lack basic financial knowledge and the practical literacy and numeracy skills to manage their everyday finances effectively.

For a large percentage of the offender population, having insufficient money and getting into debt can have a negative impact on resettlement and play a significant part in re-offending. To address this and other related problems, the Government introduced a Reducing Re-Offending National Action plan in 2004 and a National Delivery Plan in 2005 covering key rehabilitation areas including employment, training, accommodation, health, drugs and alcohol, children and families and finance.

Reducing re-offending is clearly a top priority for the Government and significant progress has been made in terms of providing offenders with better access to financial information and advice services. However, the important field of financial education is in its infancy and largely underdeveloped.

This conference draws together the latest information on financial education and provides an exciting one-stop shop opportunity for you to hear about the developments and resources that will help you plan, develop and deliver financial education for offenders.

At the end of the conference delegates will:
– know what resources are currently available and where they can be obtained from
– be aware of the range of financial education professional development courses available for staff
– be up to date with current developments in the field of financial education
– have had the opportunity to network

The event will be of particular interest to:
– Offender learning and skills providers
– Teachers
– Managers with responsibility for curriculum development and delivery
– Staff involved in resettlement activities
– Skills for Life tutors
– Voluntary and community organisations

Conference Fee: £60 per person including lunch, tea/coffee

Arrival and Registration is at 9.45am. The conference ends with Tea at 15:50.

For further details, look up:
http://www.niace.org.uk/conferences/Conferences.htm

Enquiries to Gurjit Kaur on 0116 2042833 Email: gurjit.kaur@niace.org.uk

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