Probation risk assessment will be time-consuming and bureaucratic, Napo claims

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The Guardian is carrying a story this morning on leaked Ministry of Justice guidance on how 220,000 convicted lawbreakers will be split between the public, private and voluntary sector under the 'Transforming Rehabilitation' plans.

The leaked guidance sets out a procedure to determine whether an individual should be classed as 'high', 'medium' or 'low' risk. It also includes a procedure for rating those individuals whose risk might escalate during supervision.

Probation officers union Napo claims the procedure, which could involve 55,000 individuals a year, will take seven times longer than current assessments.

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