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Spice and psychoactive substances: A prison practitioner’s guide

"Spice use in prison has become more common over the last few years. This booklet – written by Max Rumley, Head of Service for the HMP Doncaster Offender Management Unit (OMU), documents what our frontline teams have learned and observed, as well as the strategies they’ve implemented to support prisoners and keep themselves safe at work. It was written as a training guide for our people, but we think it could be useful for everyone working inside the custodial estate. Please download and share the individual posters and the full guide. We hope it helps you." Lisa Smitherman, Director of Justice

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BEST PRACTICE WHEN WORKING WITH PRISONERS

RISKS OF USING SPICE

Figures from the Crown Prosecution Service show that there have been 504 offences relating to Spice and other NPS’ since a new law came into force in May 2016 that criminalised their production, sale and supply.

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GOING THROUGH A SPICE ATTACK IS TERRIFYING. IF IT HAPPENS, REMEMBER TO BREATHE AND DON’T LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT THAT THOSE INTENSE FEELING WILL FADE. SPEAK TO SOMEONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND MAKE SURE YOU ARE SEEN BY A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL AFTERWARDS

LAURA DE FRANCO, SENIOR CASE MANAGER CATCH22

KEEPING YOURSELF SAFE

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This guide was written as a training guide for our people, but we think it could be useful for everyone working inside the custodial estate. We hope it helps you.

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