Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Programme

Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Programme

A programme begun as a pilot scheme in the UK, supported jointly by the Home Office, Department of Health, NHS and Prison Service. The DSPD is supported by a research programme evaluating treatment outcomes and service needs. The treatment model is based on integrating the literature of what works with offenders and what has been effective for personality disorders.

Intended outcomes
• Public protection;
• Provide treatment interventions to improve mental health outcomes and reduce risk;
• Improve understanding of what works in treating those whose dangerous and severe personality disorders present a high risk of serious offending.

Clinical Model
• Patient safety;
• Engagement/motivation;
• Focus on personality and interpersonal factors;
• Address criminogenic needs.

Locations, 4 pilot schemes
2 within NHS High Secure Services (Paddock Centre at Broadmoor Hospital and Peaks Unit at Rampton Hospital); 2 in High Secure Category-A prisons (Frankland and Whitemoor).