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New Patrons support KeepOut
Three new Patrons – pre-eminent in their own spheres – cement our links with the judiciary, the police, and learning and skills.

With his passionate belief in the redeeming power of restorative justice, we are delighted that the Hon Lord Justice Toulson has agreed to support KeepOut. Sir Roger Toulson was knighted in 1996 and appointed Lord Justice of Appeal in January 2007 read more...

Sir Denis O’Connor is currently Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary and one of the UK’s leading police chiefs. Before joining the Inspectorate, he was Chief Constable of Surrey between 2000 and 2004 read more...

Rob Douglas, High Sheriff of Surrey 2010-11, was Chair of the Surrey Learning and Skills Council from 2000 to 2008 and was appointed a CBE in 2005 for his services to learning and skills. read more...

Our new President
Leading actress Penelope Keith became Patron of KeepOut in 2004. She visited what was then called the Coldingley Crime Diversion Scheme during her year as High Sheriff of Surrey and was so impressed by the performing arts and presentation skills of the prisoners who delivered the programme – and the impact the drama and the messages had on young people – that she agreed to be our first Patron.

Since then, she has been the most pro-active Patron any charity could wish to have! She has promoted the scheme in the media, acts as our advocate with members of the judiciary, and regularly attends KeepOut prison workshops to promote the life-changing opportunities offered by this unique crime diversion scheme.

For all those reasons, we have invited her to become the first President of KeepOut – and are privileged that she has agreed. “I am excited about the planned developments, particularly the expansion into HMP Lewes,” she says. At the launch event for the new name KeepOut, I saw the fantastic work accomplished by the scheme to support the rehabilitation of offenders and the education of young people not to offend or re-offend.”

KeepOut on air
Worthing's radio station, Splash FM, sent reporter Sara-Jayne Kirk to visit KeepOut at HMP Lewes and met with programme Ops Manager Angela Murray and Prison Governor Robin Eldridge. listen to the interview

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