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Nursing in justice and forensic health care: Professional resources

Resources for nursing staff working in prisons, police custody and other forensic and justice secure care settings

Principles of nursing practice

You can apply these principles to any criminal justice service setting. They describe what constitutes safe and effective care, and the behaviours and approaches you should adopt.

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Further resources

Journal of Forensic Nursing (2018). What does the implementation of peer care training in a U.K. prison reveal about prisoner engagement in peer care-giving? Stewart, Warren MA, PG Diploma, BSc(Hons), RN, PG Certificate 

Public Health England (2018) Police and public health innovation in practice: an overview of collaboration across England.

University of Oxford (2018) Safeguarding children when sentencing mothers. Oxford University has collaborated with the Prison Reform Trust to create new resources, including films and briefings, to help criminal justice professionals improve their understanding of the impacts of maternal imprisonment.


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