Policy and Influencing

Using our expert knowledge of prison education, PET works to influence policy and practice so that prison education provision becomes more effective. The ways in which we do this are: 

  • Producing original research capturing the views and experiences of prisoners and former prisoners
  • Improving our networks and increasing our profile through the work of the Prisoner Learning Alliance
  • Developing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including; academics, senior civil servants, policy makers, parliamentarians, education providers and charities
  • Producing briefing documents and making recommendations on a range of different issues
  • Actively collaborating with prisoners and former prisoners to ensure their voices are heard
  • Responding to policy consultations, working with All Party Parliamentary Groups and submitting evidence to Parliamentary Select Committee inquiries on matters relevant to prison education
  • Prisoners' Education Trust's Chief Executive Rod Clark and Head of Policy Nina Champion speak at various events across the UK and internationally, to share research and influence positive change for education in prisons
  • Representing Western Europe for the European Prison Education Association.