Throughcare: Stages in the Provision of a Throughcare Service to Prisoners

Throughcare Map

Social Work Support

Following release the community based social worker should support the client by monitoring progress with the Action Plan and making further referrals for service as required.

For those referred to the Throughcare Addiction Service arrangements should be made to see the prisoner within two days of release from prison. Minimum contact will be once a week for six weeks. Failure to attend appointments must be followed up. Following the initial six weeks after release, those individuals within the Throughcare Addiction Service still requiring support may continue to access the services for longer, but less intensively, since they will still be eligible for voluntary assistance.

Social Work Support

Please note that the contents of Throughcare Map have not been updated since 2009. As a result, certain of the processes described here may no longer be current and accurate. We believe however that it remains a useful teaching resource, and would welcome offers of assistance to help bring it up to date.