Prisoners Education Trust

Prisoners Education Trust

Charity information

Prisoners Education Trust

We provide, support and argue the case for better learning opportunities for prisoners. We provide advice and support and ensure prisoner learner voices are heard.

Founded 1989

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is that every prisoner has the opportunity to benefit from education.

    Our mission is:

    - To offer prisoners access to, and support for, the widest range of education and training opportunities.
    - To promote to policy makers and the public the importance of offender education.

    We believe that:

    - Education has the power to enrich, change and develop people throughout their lives.
    - Offering prisoners access to education improves their self-esteem and enables them to choose a more constructive way of life – making it less likely that they will re-offend.

  • Aims

    Prisoners Education Trust aims to:

    • Provide advice and support and train prisoners to be peer learning mentors.
    • Enable prisoners to study a wide range of courses not otherwise available in prison through our distance learning grants programme - enhancing their chances of building a better life after release.
    • Promote debate and research to help improve policy and practice with prisoner education.
    • Ensure prisoner learner voices are heard.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1989

    Registered Charity Number: 1084718

    Full time staff: 7

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 0203 752 5680

    Address: The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR

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