Spark Inside Coaching in Prisons

by Spark Inside

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The Story

Spark Inside began in 2012. Since then we have provided coaching services to over 600 prisoners and prison staff in London and the South East. The aim of our work is to reduce reoffending. Reducing reoffending benefits all of us. It means there is less crime, fewer victims, safer communities. We envision a world where people live safe, harm-free lives and everybody contributes positively to their communities. Coaching enables self-sufficiency, fosters independence and personal responsibility. It empowers people – those living and working in prisons – to become independent leaders of their own lives, as opposed to victims of their circumstances. Independent external evaluation of our life coaching programme have shown it reduces reoffending by one third. It was proven to directly improve wellbeing, empathy and emotional intelligence, decision-making and resilience, confidence, and create a positive future outlook. Evaluations of our systems coaching programme show an 81% increase in positive prisoner behaviour. It was statistically proven to improve prisoner and prison officer relationships, as well as their understanding of, and empathy for, each other.

Spark Inside

Spark Inside runs coaching programmes in prisons across London and the South East, to encourage rehabilitation and reduce reoffending. The Conversation is our systems coaching programme that brings together large groups of prison staff and prisoners in a facilitated group coaching process to enhance their relationships, improve empathy, and support sustained, positive cultural change on prison wings. Hero’s Journey is our structured life coaching programme for young people aged 15-25, in prison and through-the-gates, building their motivation to change, decreasing in-prison violence and creating a pro-social identity away from crime to reduce reoffending. Our expert coaches are qualified and trained professionals.

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