Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Programme
Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder ProgrammeA 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.
• 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.
• Patient safety;
• 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).