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, and in turning lives around.
In many aspects of probation work there will be conflicts to weigh up and a variety of factors to consider. Practitioners and managers need to be confident in exercising their professional judgement to navigate effectively the challenges of the cases before them. This guidance aims to empower and support the proper use of professional judgement.
These Ethical Guidelines have been drafted by the Probation Institute’s Ethics Group following an inclusive and broad consultation process with Institute members and others. We wish to thank all those who have commented and in particular we would like to thank the following for their invaluable contribution to the project:
Mathieu Bergeal – Probation Officer, London CRC
Lindsay Blackmore – Team Manager, Northumbria CRC
Prof. Rob Canton – Professor in Community & Criminal Justice, DeMontfort University
Steve Gilbert – IOM Team Manager, Northumbria CRC
Sue Hall – Director, Probation Institute
Claire Jones – Head of Business Development, Kent, Surrey & Sussex CRC
Ben Ritchie – Policy & Membership Manager, Probation Institute
Les Smith – HM Inspector, HMI Probation
Keith Stokeld – Napo
Prof. Anne Worrall – Emeritus Professor, Keele University
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- About the Probation Institute: The Probation Institute is an independent centre of excellence and a professional home for all those involved in probation work across the public, voluntary and private sectors, and was launched by Lord Neuberger in March 2014. We support effective services, promote evidence-based policy and practice and the professional development of our members and explain the work of probation to the media, parliamentarians and the public.
o All members are required to sign up to the Code of Ethics as a condition of membership. http://probation-institute.org/code-ethics/
o The Institute has developed a professional register, which enables probation practitioners to have their qualifications, knowledge and skills recognised and will act as a framework for continuing professional development.
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