Probation

Justice written question – answered at on 20 November 2012.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) on how many occasions a probation trust submitted moderation proposals in respect of the Probation Trust Rating System during 2011-12;

(2) how many probation trusts received an annual appraisal rating of (a) Band 1 - Serious Concern about Performance, (b) Band 2 - Requiring Development, (c) Band 3 - Showing Good Performance and (d) Band 4 - Exceptional Performance in 2011-12;

(3) what indicators are contained in the Probation Trust Rating System;

(4) what the average performance outcomes are for performance trusts in England and Wales for each of the 12 indicators in the Probation Trust Rating System in 2011-12.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Moderation proposals were submitted by two probation trusts in 2011-12, namely South Yorkshire Probation Trust and Northumbria Probation Trust.

The annual Probation Trust Ratings for 2011-12 were published on the Justice website on 24 July 2012:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/statistics/prison-probation/prison-probation-performance-stats/probation-annual-performance-ratings-2011-12.pdf

They are reproduced in the following table:

Table 1: Annual probation trust performance ratings 2011-12
Probation Trust Performance Rating Band
Avon and Somerset Probation Trust 3
Bedfordshire Probation Trust 3
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Probation Trust 3
Cheshire Probation Trust 3
Cumbria Probation Trust 3
Derbyshire Probation Trust 3
Devon and Cornwall Probation Trust 3
Dorset Probation Trust 3
Durham Tees Valley Probation Trust 4
Essex Probation 3
Gloucestershire Probation Trust 3
Greater Manchester Probation Trust 3
Hampshire Probation Trust 3
Hertfordshire Probation Trust 3
Humberside Probation Trust 4
Kent Probation 3
Lancashire Probation Trust 3
Leicestershire and Rutland Probation Trust 3
Lincolnshire Probation Trust 3
London Probation Trust 3
Merseyside Probation Trust 3
Norfolk and Suffolk Probation Trust 3
Northamptonshire Probation Trust 3
Northumbria Probation Trust(1) 4
Nottinghamshire Probation Trust 3
South Yorkshire Probation Trust 3
Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust 3
Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust 3
(1) Level 4 awarded following moderation.

The 12 measures which are included in the Probation Trust Rating System are set out in the following table alongside the average performance outcome for each measure where applicable.

Table 2: Indicators included in the Probation Trust Rating System and National Average Performance Outcome 2011-12
Indicators included in the Probation Trust Rating System (PTRS) 2011-12 National Average Performance Outcome (percentage)
The percentage of offenders in accommodation at termination of order or licence 86
The percentage of offenders in employment at termination of order or licence 49
Offender Assessment System (OASys) Quality Assurance 90
Offender Management Feedback Survey 76
Offender Management Inspection: Likelihood of Reoffending 74
Offender Management Inspection: Risk of Harm 75
Offender Management Inspection: Assessment and Sentence Planning 77
Offender Management Inspection: Compliance and Enforcement 79
Offender Management Inspection: Interventions 78
Orders and Licences Successfully Completed 76
Rate of Reoffending (January to December 2011) 9.8
Victim Feedback Survey 98

Performance outcomes by trust for each of the indicators contributing to the ratings are available on the Justice website, along with background guidance on the rating system, data sources and indicator definitions:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/statistics/prisons-and-probation/prison-probation-performance-info

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