Presentation to International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description of Activity

Deliberate firesetting causes serious human and financial harm, and its perpetrators are users of prison and probation services, as well as forensic mental health. Fire education is a common intervention, but the role of fire education in reducing firesetting is unknown. This spurred a collaboration with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service, and consultancy regarding their 7-session structured programme designed to reduce deliberate firesetting by adults: the Firesetters’ Integrated Responsive Educational Programme (FIRE-P). To investigate the role of education and support the development of FIRE-P we recently completed a mixed methods evaluation. This talk shared the evidence of impact generated from the evaluation, as well as the consequent developments within the programme and the sector.
Period20 Apr 2022
Held atInternational Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology
Degree of RecognitionInternational