Alarm bells are being rung at the Probation Institute this week following the meeting of the Institute’s Electronic Monitoring Working Group which includes, practitioner, academic, sentencer and industry input. The group, in their third meeting since being established, is calling for probation leaders and practitioners to take a far more pro-active stance on electronic monitoring (EM) or risk having the technology forced upon them without proper consideration of how it should fit into ethical ...

read more

    Association of Black Probation Officers (ABPO) and the Probation Institute are pleased to announce a new partnership, reflective of a common commitment to probation ethics and values and the promotion of equality and diversity in probation practice. Our two organisations will work together particularly to enhance the quality of service delivered to service users in the CJS from black communities, and develop, promote and disseminate a range of leadership products, ...

read more

The Probation Institute is proud to publish its Ethical Practice Guidelines. These articulate how the values and principles contained in the Probation Institute’s Code of Ethics can be applied in practice. Probation work employs values, professional knowledge and skills to working in the community with people who have offended with the aim of rehabilitating them and protecting victims and potential future victims. Through this work probation makes a significant contribution to public safety, ...

read more

The Board is pleased to announce that Professor Paul Senior has been appointed as the Probation Institute Chair. Paul Senior is Professor of Probation Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. He has been engaged in probation matters since 1975. As a practitioner, trainer, researcher, writer, academic and consultant, he has seen probation develop and change over the past 40 years. He brings to the Institute a wealth of experience in the probation training field and is a staunch supporter of ...

read more

      Young adults shine a light on what better rehabilitation and resettlement support looks like, in a new guide published by Clinks and T2A Alliance. “A probation officer empowers you, helps you choose your path and provides an insight into the opportunities available.” (Young adult) Young adults (18-24 year olds) constitute less than 10% of the general population but make up one third of those involved in the criminal justice system (CJS). However, this age ...

read more