Service user engagement and deaths in custody

What are our members doing on service user engagement? We are exploring how Women’s Breakout can add to the work of our member organisations in respect of service user engagement (this will be a key theme for our annual event in June), and we hope to secure some funding to do this. We recently conducted … Continued


The women who our members work with have very often been through many traumatic experiences that have left them vulnerable and in need of great support. Often they struggle to find the support that they need until they discover or are referred to a women’s centre. We encourage our members to share the stories of … Continued

What’s Happening in the World of Women and Criminal Justice?

Blog post written by Linnéa Osterman, Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Greenwich A thought report from the Women’s Breakout conference in Birmingham Having been invited to speak about the research I recently led with the Restorative Justice Council on Making Restorative Justice Work for Women who Offend, in the first week of September … Continued

Hidden for Survival – Peer Research into the lives of sex workers

Blog post written by Laura Seebohm, Director of Women and Criminal Justice Services at Changing Lives, Gateshead and on the Women’s Breakout Board of Trustees What Changing Lives found out about sex work in the UK by using Peer Research When we think about sex work what images enter our head? A women leaning into … Continued