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The Bradley Report Group

 Bradley Report cover Published in April 2009, the Bradley Report set out a series of recommendations to reduce the number of people with mental health problems or learning disabilities who end up in prison. The Labour government committed to implement the recommendations including establishing a National Advisory Group to guide its cross departmental health and justice programme. This continued to work with the coalition goverment up to the end of its two year remit in 2011. The Bradley Report Group was then established with approval from the care minister to take on the role of the advisory group in offering advice, scrutiny and support to the government and public services in their efforts to implement the recommendations of the Bradley Report and any policies developed subsequent to those recommendations.

From April 2014 the group also acts as the stakeholder group to the government's liaison and diversion programme board.

The group is an independent forum of more than 40 non-government organisations including charities, professional and trade associations:

  • Action for Prisoners’ Families

  • Association of Chief Police Officers 

  • ACPO/National Policing Portfolio for Disability

  • Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • British Medical Association

  • British Psychological Society

  • Care Quality Commission

  • Centre for Mental Health

  • Chief Inspector of Prisons

  • Children’s Commissioner

  • Council for Disabled Children and the Transition Information Network

  • DrugScope

  • Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians 

  • Hafal

  • HMI Prisons

  • HMI Probation

  • Homeless Link

  • Independent Custody Visitors Association
  • IPCC

  • Keyring

  • Law Society

  • Magistrates Association

  • Make Every Adult Matter
  • MCCH Society

  • Mencap

  • Mind

  • Ministerial Council on Deaths in Custody

  • National Appropriate Adult Network

  • Partnerships in Care

  • POA

  • Police Federation

  • Prison Reform Trust

  • Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

  • Probation Chiefs Association

  • Race on the Agenda

  • Rethink Mental Illness

  • Revolving Doors Agency

  • Royal College of General Practitioners

  • RCGP Secure Environments Group

  • Royal College of Nursing

  • Royal College of Psychiatry

  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society

  • Together for Mental Wellbeing

  • Turning Point

  • Women's Breakout

  • Women’s Centre

  • Young Minds

  • Youth Justice Board






























The group's primary focus is to work with the Department of Health, the Ministry of Justice, the NHS Commissioning Board and other departments to improve responses to people with mental health problems and learning disabilities who come into contact with the criminal justice system. It is administered by a steering group of Centre for Mental Health, Mencap, the Prison Reform Trust, Rethink Mental Illness, the Revolving Doors Agency, the Royal College of Nursing and Together.

The group meets four times a year and aims to ensure that information that can be shared more widely is made available to people working across the country. It produces an annual review which monitors progress and reports the impact the group is having.

In 2014 Revolving Doors Agency took on the secretariat for the group. 

For more information about the  Bradley Report Group  please contact:

Paul Anders, Policy Manager, Revolving Doors Agency

020 7407 0747, paul.anders@revolving-doors.org.uk