Coates Review of Prison Education

NIACE, the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education, has a long – standing interest and involvement in offender learning and we are grateful for the opportunity to respond to this important inquiry. Over many decades we have worked to influence policy makers to improve the accessibility, range and quality of learning opportunities for offenders and ex-offenders to enhance
their lives and ultimately reduce re-offending. Our work has made a positive impact on curricula, resources and good practice, and promotes the learner voice to strengthen offender learning policy
and practice.