Training and events

EE Annual Forum 2021

This year's Annual Forum will be hosted online on 30 July 2021 and is on the theme of 'Reflecting on the Challenges of creating an Enabling Environment in Forensic and Criminal Justice Settings'.

This is a one-day event to reflect on the development of the Enabling Environments Programme within services in the Criminal Justice System. This is an opportunity to celebrate achievements, reflect on challenges and network with others.

To book: Registration form 

Cost: £95 + VAT per delegate (Free to member services)

EE awareness training

This workshop may be of interest to both members and non-members and is presented with the aim of teaching delegates about the EE Standards and the award process. The workshop will also provide an understanding of good practice in creating a healthy psycho-social environment for providers and recipients. It provides a forum to:

  • learn more about Enabling Environments
  • reflect on the application of the standards in developing your service
  • build relationships with other services with similar goals
  • develop a greater understanding of the award and assessment process.

Next Training: September 2021

Please note that this will be online training

Cost: £95 + VAT per delegate (Free to member services)

To register: Registration form

Portfolio training

This workshop is aimed at EE member services only who are currently part of the Enabling Environments Award process. It assumes that the participants are familiar with the Award process and engaged in compiling a portfolio of evidence within their service. The workshop is designed to:

  • further your understanding on how to build your portfolio
  • share tools and tips for gathering evidence
  • provide an in-depth understanding of the EE process in more detail
  • provide the space to ask questions and hear back from like-minded services.

To enquire: Please contact or look out for the booking form in your email inbox.

Cost: £95 + VAT per delegate (Free to member services).

Maintaining an enabling environment

This workshop is aimed at EE Award holders only. The workshop is designed to support awarded services to successfully maintain an enabling culture within their service. It provides a forum to:

  • discuss the nuts and bolts of maintaining an Enabling Environment
  • addresses the relational aspect of sustaining an Enabling Environment
  • discuss the challenges and successes of maintaining EE in your service
  • introduce an EE Maintenance Toolkit.

To enquire: Please contact or look out for the booking form in your email inbox.

Cost: Free to member services (£95 + VAT for non-member services).

Assessor training

There are currently EE Assessor Telephone Clinics running to provide support for Assessors.

The next clinics are TBC.

To book: Please contact or Susan Williams directly. 

Cost: Free

Become an EE assessor!

If you are interested in becoming an Assessor, take a look at the Job Description and Person Specification EE Assessors and EE Assessor Application Form 2020.

Return completed application forms, along with a CV, to

Next online EE assessor training days:  TBC

EE telephone clinics

Clinics are held regularly and are for members only. They are group telephone conference calls offering you the opportunity to ask an assessor questions about your own EE process and to benefit from discussions with other member services. Topics might include:

  • How to get started in the EE process
  • Ideas for developing your EE if there are one or more standards you do not meet
  • How to gather evidence on a particular standard
  • How to deal with apathy from providers or recipients
  • What to do if there are some criteria that seem to be inapplicable
  • Discussing assessment guidelines

The next clinics are on the following dates:

Tuesday 7 September at 1.30pm 

Wednesday 22 September at 3pm

Tuesday 5 October at 1.30pm

Thursday 21 October at 2.30pm

Tuesday 2 November at 1.30pm

We offer space for 4 services at each session.

To book: Please write to with details of your organization with the names of participants.

Cost: Free to member services

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