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Service summary

Probation Service

We provide a statutory criminal justice service that supervises high-risk offenders released into the community. We are responsible for: •preparing pre-sentence reports for courts, to help them select the most appropriate sentence •managing approved premises for offenders with a residence requirement on their sentence •assessing offenders in prison to prepare them for release on licence to the community, when they will come under our supervision •helping all offenders serving sentences in the community to meet the requirements ordered by the courts •communicating with and prioritising the wellbeing of victims of serious sexual and violent offences, when the offender has received a prison sentence of 12 months or more, or is detained as a mental health patient

Service provider

National Probation Service

Client Groups Served

  • Children and Young People
  • Adult Working Age
  • Older Person
  • Parent / Carer


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