Prison and Probation Service: Training

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 12th March 2019.

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Photo of James Frith James Frith Labour, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report entitled, An inspection of North West Division National Probation Service, published by HM Inspectorate of Probation in February 2019, what steps he is taking to ensure that probation staff are trained on the policy requirements in relation to the use of remote technology.

Photo of James Frith James Frith Labour, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report entitled, An inspection of North West Division National Probation Service, published by HM Inspectorate of Probation in February 2019, what steps is he taking to ensure that the premises in the North West used by the Probation Service are of an adequate standard.

Photo of James Frith James Frith Labour, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report entitled, An inspection of North West Division National Probation Service, published by HM Inspectorate of Probation in February 2019, what steps is he taking to ensure that probation staff are able to use court staff facilities.

Photo of James Frith James Frith Labour, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report entitled, An inspection of North West Division National Probation Service, published by HM Inspectorate of Probation in February 2019, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) risk management plans in relation to domestic abuse and (b) the reporting to courts of plans are improved.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation found that the National Probation Service’s leadership team in the North West is focused on delivering a high-quality service. It assessed the work of the Division overall as “Good”.

The Inspectorate made eight recommendations for improvement, A programme of building improvement works has already been completed and an action plan has been drawn up to address the remaining recommendations. This was sent to the Inspectorate on 4 March.

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