National Probation Service for England and Wales: Staff

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis Conservative, Banbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average caseload is of probation officers in the National Probation Service who carry a caseload.

Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis Conservative, Banbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many probation officers do not carry a caseload in each area of the National Probation Service.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Ministry of Justice publishes statistics showing the total caseload of the probation service (the National Probation Service (NPS) and the 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies) and also staff in post in the NPS. Figures for total probation caseload are published quarterly in the Offender Management Statistics Bulletin, England and Wales:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/offender-management-statistics-quarterly

Figures for NPS staff in post are also published quarterly, in the National Offender Management Service Workforce Statistics Bulletin:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-offender-management-service-workforce-statistics

Figures on the average caseload of probation officers are not collected centrally. Individual probation officer caseloads across the NPS are, however, carefully monitored by experienced managers. We are also developing a Workload Management Tool to assist National Probation Service Divisions, which will help with the process of allocating cases appropriately between staff.

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