We will bring our members and other organisations together to widen and deepen desistance support across the country.
Business plan goals
We want to see supportive communities being made available for all who seek to move away from crime.
We will bring our members and other organisations together to widen and deepen desistance support across the country. We will achieve this through the following goals:
Develop partnerships to increase reach
- We know demand still outstrips supply and delivery across the country is patchy. We also recognise that quality and depth of mentoring is variable and that there is work needed on a national level to support further development.
- The CCA plays a key role in forming national partnerships to influence change and also to open doors to new opportunities for member projects on a local level.
Promote a culture of learning and continuous development
- We are seeking to develop core standards in measuring the benefits gained by clients.
- Our Peer Groups have helped members to build strong working relationships and share with each other.
- We have piloted learning events for a wide range of stakeholders in an organisation (including other staff, volunteers, service users and trustees) and have seen a deepening of learning and more opportunities to embed new approaches.
- Our weekly newsletter shares network news and keeps members informed of wider developments in the sector.
Raise national profile and reputation of Community Chaplaincy
- We have made significant headway, including serving on the Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group to the MOJ, as well as through partnership work with faith groups in initiative such as the Welcome Directory, Prisons Week and Prison Hope 2017.
Develop key quality standards for the network
- Now that we have proved our value as a network organisation, we feel it is time to be asking more of our members in terms of meeting key quality expectations so as to develop clear national standards.
Evaluate and develop the CCA's effectiveness as a network organiser
- We now feel it is time for a more strategic approach to reviewing our effectiveness as a network organiser so that we can identify areas for further development. a) Gather insightful information on the CCA’s performance