Providing help and support to former members of the UK Armed Forces (Veterans) across the Warwickshire & West Mercia Area.

Produce a Veterans Awareness Training Programme and Train up to 1000 Frontline Staff

Awareness Training

Progress

An Enhanced Training Course (Criminal Justice Veterans Champions) is now available with the initial format revised following feedback and recommendations from delivery to CJS Partnership Staff, Volunteers/Peer Mentors, Military Charities and local Armed Forces Community Covenant Partnerships.   This training will normally last 3 hours in duration and will include the live input of veterans/service user voice and the use of video case studies as well as providing the underpinning knowledge of working with former members of the Armed Forces/Ex-Armed Forces/Veterans.

"All the information was well presented, veterans personal experience was good to have and here, thank you"

Training of Frontline Staff

899 Frontline staff have attended and completed the initial Remember Veterans Awareness Training, this module providing an introduction to understanding the needs of Former Members of the UK’s Armed Forces within the Criminal Justice System; Early identification and recording of Military Status; Sharing of information across the CJS Agencies and Community Organisations.

“A total learning experience which will greatly assist my NPS team to understand and meet the needs of veterans” SPO Hereford

Training objectives:

Awareness Training: 30 minutes duration. Suitable for team briefings. This includes a general overview of the project and includes:

  • Brief case study (short video)
  • Phillips Report recommendations for changes in criminal justice
  • Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Ministry of Justice (MOJ) responses to the Stephen Phillips QC Report.
  • The need for early identification of veterans
  • Recording and sharing information between CJ agencies, statutory agencies and military charities
  • Developing a Network of CJS Veterans Champions
  • Awareness of the issues faced by veterans in the CJS
  • Description of the Remember Veterans project partners, timescale, outcomes/milestones and progress)
  • Types of support available for practitioners working with veterans (CJS Referral Service & Helpline Telephone: 02476 348227
  • Support available for veterans who have offended  (referrals, peer support, mentoring, self-referral process, employability)
  • How to become involved (ask the armed forces question, refer, consider becoming a Champion)

“Fantastic training, I learnt so much and I know I will be able to use in my work to better support veterans who I supervise”

This initial awareness module is still available to all Frontline Staff, both those directly involved within the CJS and to Armed Forces Community Covenant Partnerships and staff working with Veterans. Please ring the helpline number Tel: 02476 348227 to book awareness training, or for Veterans Champions Training for your organisation. 

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