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|19 Jul 2017, 3:25 p.m.||Sexual Offences: Rehabilitation||David Hanson|
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to create a new scheme to rehabilitate offenders since the halt of the Sex Offender Treatment Programme.
Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)
HM Prison and Probation Service provides eight accredited programmes for men with sexual convictions. These vary in length and complexity, depending on the risks posed by individuals and the settings in which the programmes are delivered. All programmes are reviewed regularly and overseen by the Correctional Services Accreditation and Advice Panel, a panel of International experts to ensure that they are in line with the latest evidence.
Significant changes have been made to the programmes provided for this group of offenders in line with the emerging evidence. HMPPS began delivery of two new programmes, Horizon for medium risk men in April 2016, and Kaizen for higher risk men in June 2017, following their accreditation by the Correctional Services Accreditation and Advice Panel.