Interim Chief Executive of the Probation Institute, Savas Hadjipavlou, has written for Alliance for Useful Evidence, on the developing role of the Probation Institute as a champion of evidence-based practice and provider of professional leadership for probation.
Savas reflected on the importance of the Institute’s ability to set and maintain standards of practice in a time of profound change for probation, and the importance of an independent voice to unite probation workers in both CRCs and NPS, together with probation researchers and academics, to protect and promote the identity and values of the probation service.
In addition to promoting and celebrating good practice, the Institute would also have a key role to play to set standards of effective practice as a centre of excellence to enable a synthesis between probation research and practice.
The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice. For more information, visit: http://www.alliance4usefulevidence.org/