Our history


Oct      CIAO’s MD asked Styal prison’s Governor about coaching female prisoners.
Nov     They met and decided to see if others were interested.
Dec     11 coaches and prison/probation staff designed an approach.


Mar     1st client coached in HMP Styal.


Jan       First ‘Social Accounts’ demonstrate the impact of coaching.
Nov     Clare Balding visits HMP Styal.


Jan     Board Members in place, including a client coached by CIAO.
May   Coached in the community with Cheshire Probation Trust.
Sep    Coached women not on probation with Manchester City Council.


Feb     Coached men with Cheshire Probation Trust.
Apr     Coached Stronger Families with Trafford Council.


Mar    Coached clients with explicit drug/alcohol dependency.
May    Published Coaching Behind Barscommissioned by Open University Press.
Nov    Coached men in an ‘open’ prison – HMP Kirkham.


Apr   Coached healthcare clients in HMP Drake Hall nr Stafford with Care UK.
Jul     Coached Early Help clients with Trafford Council.
Sep   Mixed groups for staff and prisoners in education with Novus.
Nov   Coached prison staff and prisoners in HMP Kirkham.


Sep     Explored Coaching Impacts with funding from The Oak Foundation.

To date

Over 1,250 women, men and children coached by 50+ coaches in prisons and out.