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12 Sep


The Principal York


Station Rd, York
Y024 1AA

BABICM Members



+ 1 FREE ticket for each place booked!

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ABI & The Criminal Justice System: Police, Prison, Probation & Beyond

The high percentage of people with ABI within the criminal justice system is a cause for concern at all levels. Our event, in partnership with Sintons Law, explores what this means for your client and how to support them.

We’ll explore what to expect in different parts of the system, the challenges presented, how to support clients with ABI and what options may be available in the short and longer term to rehabilitate across domains.

NEWSFLASH! 2 for 1 Member Booking Offer!

We are offering all BABICM members 2 for 1 on all bookings for this event!

We are able to offer this for our flagship first event of the Autumn as our event has been well supported by both Sintons Law and existing delegates (who also benefit from the 2 for 1 offer). Please feel free to register a colleague, a partner professional, a peer or a ‘new and would be’ case manager for this event to help us show as many people as possible how valuable BABICM events are for brain injury professionals.

Call the BABICM office today to book your tickets!

Topics include:

Your client in custody: 
  • What happens when vulnerable clients are arrested? 
  • Flagging up those with brain injury in the system
  • Obtaining appropriate adult support and the difference it can make 
  • How is medical management of vulnerability addressed in custody settings?
Supporting your client in court:
  • How to ensure involvement of an intermediary, their role and remit 
Your client in the prison and probation system:
  • Rehabilitation in the prison system – what to expect
  • The impact of  In-reach brain injury services 
  • The future of prison in the UK – mega prisons 
  • Misconceptions about ABI among probation services
  • Building skills, self-worth and a future 
Case management with clients in the criminal justice system:
  • Case managing clients, looking after yourself and supervising other case managers

We have an incredible list of speakers to address delegates on the day – a unique mix of experience and views that makes this event truly unmissable. These experts include:

  • Dr Jason Payne-James, Specialist in forensic & legal medicine

Jason Payne-James is  a Specialist in Forensic & Legal Medicine (one of the first to be recognised by the UK General Medical Council). He is a forensic physician in active clinical practice.

He is an independent researcher, an author and an editor and initiates, leads or has collaborated in research projects with a number of organisations including the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the Metropolitan Police Service, the Home Office Centre for Applied Science & Technology and the National Injuries Database (part of the National Crime Agency). He is an advisor to governmental and other agencies in the UK and abroad.

He is co-author of Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine documents related to medication management in custody, management after exposure to Taser® and irritant spray, head injury and choking.  He is frequently asked to act as an expert witness in a range of settings. He is involved in many high profile and sensitive cases.  He provides pro-bono support in a number of cases for individuals and campaigning bodies.

For a more detailed profile, please click here.

  • Louise Sheffield, BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy,  Clinical Case Manager / Registered Intermediary / Director

Since 2010, Louise has worked in the private sector as a Clinical Case Manager, holding a caseload of clients whose needs cover the whole spectrum of impairment including highly complex medical and psychosocial presentations, she also works as an intermediary to enable vulnerable victims, witnesses, suspects and defendants to give complete, coherent and accurate evidence to police and to courts.  Louise qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1996, before gaining hospital-based experience in various clinical fields and going on to specialise in Acquired Brain Injury in 1998.  She has clinical expertise and significant experience in Cognitive Rehabilitation and, for eight years Louise was the Clinical Coordinator of an Interdisciplinary Specialist Rehabilitation Team within the NHS whilst also carrying a caseload of patients whose needs were highly complex and challenging. Using a Case Management Approach to pull together and co-ordinate all appropriate services, she ensured the best possible outcome for her patients.

For a more detailed profile, please click here.

  • Chris Bath, Director, National Appropriate Adults Network (NAAN)

Chris is the Director of NAAN, a registered charity and national membership body that protects the rights and welfare of children and mentally vulnerable adults in police detention by supporting and representing the work of appropriate adults in England and Wales. We are honoured to include Chris in our line-up of speakers as someone who will add a truly specialist view to the proceedings.

For a more detailed profile, please click here.

  • Liz Partridge – The Headway Justice Project (Justice for Survivors)

Liz manages the Headway Justice Project that aims to divert survivors of a brain injury away from the criminal justice system and provide support for survivors who require legal representation.

For more information please click here.

  • Andrew Rose, Operations Manager, AKA Case Management

Andrew is the Operations Manager at AKA Case Management and a Board member of BABICM (Treasurer). He will share his experience and advice on case managing clients and within the criminal justice system and supervising their case managers.

For a more detailed profile, please click here.

  • Dr Ivan Pitman, Clinical Lead/Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust

Ivan is the Clinical Lead and Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at Redford Court in Liverpool and to the BIRT Community Services within the North West. Ivan previously worked extensively within forensic services providing identification, assessment and rehabilitation for offenders with acquired brain injuries. Dr Pitman was also the Head of Service within the North West and the Senior Clinical Tutor within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Liverpool and is now involved with The Disabilities Foundation in an investigation of the prevalence and impact of Traumatic Brain Injury among prisoners.

For more information, please click here.

  • Jacqui Learoyd Speech and Language Therapist HMP Berwyn

The role of speech and language therapists in prison has been recognised as one of the most important elements of ‘nursing behind bars’. Jacqui recently tweeted (@JacquiBerwynSLT ) the following quote which seems to sum her role up:

“I have never found anything quite so capable of doing so much for so many people at so little cost as the work that speech and language therapists carry out.’’

– Lord Ramsbotham (Former Chief Inspector of Prisons)

We are looking forward to Jacqui’s presentation on her work with individuals with an ABI in the criminal justice system.

  • Katy Emck OBE, Founding Director, Fine Cell Work

Fine Cell Work enables prisoners to build fulfilling and crime-free lives by training them to do high-quality, skilled, creative needlework undertaken in the long hours spent in their cells to foster hope, discipline and self esteem. They can also learn sewing machine and textile production skills in our prison based workshops. Our aim is to allow them to finish their sentences with work skills, money earned and saved, and the self-belief to not re-offend.

Katy is the Founding Director of this fantastic charity and we are delighted to welcome her to speak at our event.

For more information, please click here.

  • Dr Mark Linden, Lecturer & Researcher School of Nursing & Midwifery, Queens University Belfast

Mark’s research interests include issues concerning brain injured people within prison and probation services, young offenders with brain injury, and exploration of social inclusion in young survivors of brain injury. These include the cognitive, social and environmental challenges that brain injury survivors, and their families, deal with on a daily basis. As part of this work his research explores the use of technology as a tool for rehabilitation. Mark is a Member of the Centre for Children’s Rights.

For a more detailed profile, please click here.

Who should attend?

Our event will appeal to case managers, deputies and all those working with acquired brain injury in the community.

Secure your place!

This event is already proving popular and promises to be a fascinating day with expert speakers and panel discussions.

Contact Us

For further information on this event, please contact the BABICM office.



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