Unlocking Potential- A review of education in prison

Published: May 2016

Dame Sally Coates

In September 2015 the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice asked Dame Sally Coates to lead a review of education in prison and make recommendations as to how it could be improved.

This report from Dame Sally includes sets out recommendations relating to:

  • the current accountability framework for delivering education
  • the capacity of the workforce
  • the learning needs of different types of prisoners
  • the ability of prisoners to access higher level learning
  • the potential for IT to support education
  • services available to support prisoners to get employment and/or continue their education on release.

PET's Chief Executive Rod Clark sat on the expert panel that informed this review. See PET's response here