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Strengthening Probation – update on reform

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Joseph McCann clashed with the probation authorities over an undeclared relationship three days before he embarked on his rape rampage.

Joseph McCann clashed with the probation authorities over an undeclared relationship three days before he embarked on his rape rampage. The 34-year-old had a long history of crime dating back to his teenage years, but no sex offences despite allegations of domestic violence, the Old Bailey heard. He had 10 meetings with probation officers following […]

Probation staff in the region where Joseph McCann was supervised operated in “chaotic conditions” due to the size of their workloads

Probation staff in the region where Joseph McCann was supervised operated in “chaotic conditions” due to the size of their workloads, a union leader has said. Ian Lawrence, general secretary of Napo, said staff nationally are working under “massive pressure” and called for a public inquiry into the effects of part-privatising the service four years […]

Probation Service to supervise all offenders after flawed privatisation

Supervision of all offenders in England and Wales is being brought back in-house after a part-privatisation was dogged by controversy and criticism. The public National Probation Service (NPS) will take over management of low and medium-risk cases, which are currently handled by private providers. Under the existing system, high-risk individuals are supervised by the NPS, […]