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Join us for an evening with Claire Wiggins, Deputy Director for Women and Victims at Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service

About Claire Wiggins

Claire has a BA (HONS) in Social Administration, an MSc in Social Work and Certificate in Qualification for Social Work. She is also a Chartered Manager (awarded by the Chartered Manager’s Institute). Claire has worked as a practioner, middle and senior manager in the probation service and has specialised in the management of sexual and violent offenders and offenders with substance misuse problems. She was the National Probation Service lead for Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA), sexual offenders (including risk assessment tools and polygraphy), domestic abuse, victims and safeguarding. She has worked with Probation Services in Turkey, Holland and Albania to design manuals for the assessment and management of violent offenders, substance misusing offenders and persistent and prolific offenders. As part of the probation service ‘What Works’ programme Claire managed the design and national roll out of a suite of programmes for offenders based on evidence of effectiveness. She followed this by working as the Standards and Accreditation Manager for the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse, where she designed an an accreditation system for the drug treatment sector. For the past two years Claire was the Chief Executive for the Victims’ Commissioner Baroness Newlove. She returned to the National Probation Service where she set up an initiative to drive up the quality of probation practice nationally. She is currently deputy director for women and victims and has responsibility for policy relating to the Probation Victim Contact Scheme.

All are welcome to attend this free event.

This event will take place before Formal Hall. Although College members are very welcome to attend Formal Hall, there is no requirement to do so. If you do wish to attend Formal Hall too, please ensure that you book through the online booking system.

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