About Us

“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance”



Socrates was a Greek philosopher who lived from c. 470 B.C. to 399 B.C.. He invented a method of teaching based not on imparting notions and ‘truths’ to his pupils, but on making them think critically, step by step – the Socratic method. In this way, he helped them develop the tools to question their own beliefs and habits, and to reach an understanding of themselves and their surroundings.

At Socrates Software, we want to be facilitators, not teachers – we want to empower individuals to take charge of their own journey, and find fulfilment in their discoveries and achievements.

We are excited to be working with probation services, prisons and leading private companies in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Gibraltar to bring innovation and life-changing improvements to the justice sector, making people’s lives better both during and after their sentences.

With over 18,000 registered service users across five countries, we work with partners across the world to make a difference in the justice sector, by providing a wide array of tools and support services. These include formal education, vocational training and staff-service user communication and management, delivered via our Socrates 360 platform. Content is accessed on our secure tablets, or on service users’ own smartphones, and is available online or offline.

Our software has been developed to allow self-service for prisoners and probationers, providing continuous independent learning opportunities.

The Senior Management Team at Socrates Software has extensive experience delivering secure software projects to governments and some of the largest companies around the world. We produce robust software that integrates with secure networks, and use our expertise to create solutions that can work alongside and interface with government systems.