Thematic inspection of probation work in the courts
HM Inspectorate of Probation is collecting evidence for its thematic inspection of probation work in the courts. We are keen to hear about the delivery of, and any gaps in, all aspects of probation court work, so we can better understand the current landscape.
In particular we are interested in responses to the following questions:
What is your experience of the delivery and quality of various forms of pre-sentence reports? (Oral, Short and Full)
How, if at all, has Transforming Rehabilitation changed probation court work?
What, if any, are the barriers to providing sentencers with the right information?
How, if at all, has Transforming Summary Justice and Better Case Management changed probation court work?
Please provide any examples of good/promising practice in probation court work.
It is not necessary to respond to any or all of these questions. Please feel free to focus upon the issues you think are the most important, or upon which you have the most to say.
As part of your response, please make sure that:
you state clearly who the submission is from, i.e. whether from yourself in a personal capacity or sent on behalf of an organisation
you include a brief description of yourself/your organisation. It would be helpful to know something about your role, if any, with probation work in the courts
you state clearly if you wish your submission to be confidential and/or you do not want to be contacted with follow-up enquiries.
Submissions in Word or PDF formats are very welcome. Other formats, such as videos, blog posts will also be accepted.
Please do circulate this email to any of your contacts who might be able to help us.
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org (E-mail address)
Deadline: Friday 16 December 2016
Thank you in advance