Thematic inspection of management and supervision of men convicted of sexual offences

Published date01 June 2019
Date01 June 2019
AuthorAmy Thornton
Subject MatterResearch & reports
PRB844106 248..254 Research & reports
Under s.10 of ORA 2014, probation providers have a duty to identify and
address women’s needs. NPS and CRC should provide services that women
leaving prison see as beneficial to their resettlement.
CRC/NPS should refine the task of responsible officers so that it is clear that
their primary duty is to protect the public by supporting offenders, helping
them to find practical solutions to the challenges they face on release.
The reduction in the number of women recalled to custody should be set as a
policy objective. Decisions to recall should be understood as a failure to
support women’s resettlement, rather than an enforcement success.
CRCs/NPS should review the training and supervision of responsible officers
to emphasise building trust within relationships dedicated to promoting
Women should receive basic housing information at induction and through-
out their sentence.
CRCs/NPS should mitigate as many practical barriers, such as access to
phones and the internet, as possible
Housing services should be provided as a core element of a woman’s reha-
bilitation programme. These services should be expedited for women on short
sentences, and for women with children.
Broken Trust: The Rising Number of Women Recalled to Prison, produced by Prison
Reform Trust. Available at:
Madeline Petrillo
University of Portsmouth
Thematic inspection of management and supervision of
men convicted of sexual offences
The last HMI Probation thematic inspection was conducted pre-TR in 2010. Since
this time, NPS caseloads have a considerably higher proportion of cases subject to
supervision for sexual offences. The number of registered sexual offenders has
grown from 34,939 to 58,637, but the volume of cases being managed by
MAPPA level 2 and 3 has reduced substantially. The 2010 inspection, conducted
by HMI Probation jointly with HMI Constabulary, recommended improving use of
information systems, multi-agency working,...

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