Glasgow Women’s Supported Bail Service wins major award
One of Turning Point Scotland’s newest services is celebrating after receiving a major award.
Glasgow Women’s Supported Bail Service, delivered in partnership with Aberlour, won the ‘Silo Buster’ Award at the Scottish Social Services Awards.
This award recognises team working and partnership approaches to delivering better services for the people being supported.
The majority of women that are remanded in custody do not go on to receive a custodial sentence however this time on remand can have a very negative impact on their lives including loss of access to children, housing and support.
The aims of this service is to avoid the unnecessary use of remand or imprisonment resulting from a breach of conditions:
- Reduce the inappropriate use of remand
- Giving sentencers more confidence in supported bail as an option for women
- Reduce levels of breach of bail conditions, diversion, structured deferred sentence
- Maintaining and supporting family relations between mothers in the criminal justice system and their children
- Reduce individual levels of re-offending