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Star Award for HMP/YOI Isis CARAT Team

Star Award for HMP/YOI Isis CARAT Team

11 September 2011

The CARAT team at HMP/YOI Isis in Thamesmead, London, has received an award from the prison's senior managers for its good work.

The team received a glass star ornament from prison Governor Grahame Hawkings in recognition of positive feedback, following an inspection in September 2011 by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons.

The inspection report noted the CARAT team's hard work, above and beyond their area of responsibility.

The CARAT team was also commended for achieving a high audit score from the Operational Services and Interventions Group (OSIG), part of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). OSIG reported that the CARATs team at HMP/YOI ISIS conducted regular and frequent interventions which engaged effectively with service users.

The auditor said: "I found that the CARATs manager and team at Isis were motivated to deliver the service to a high standard and I found that they had the resources available to facilitate this."

HMP Isis opened in July 2010 and is the only category C training prison for young men aged 18 to 25. CRI has delivered a CARAT service at the prison since December 2010.

The CARAT team provides a range of therapeutic interventions for offenders with substance misuse issues to help them manage their substance misuse and prepare for release.