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 (read more).


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


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


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


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


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


Sep     Explored Coaching Impacts with funding from The Oak Foundation.


Jun     CEO role created to manage CIAO as the Founder develops new initiatives.
Nov    1,000 clients coached.


Nov    Coaching children released from custody.

To date

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