UNCLASSIFIED

National Probation Service

Bulletin
Issue 58 1 June 2007 The Bulletin has been improved for easier on-screen reading. It now summaries new content placed on Epic (http://npsintranet.probation.gsi.gov.uk/index.htm) in the previous week and significant messages that have been circulated on the Chief Officer gateway. Articles can now be read by either scrolling down the page or by clicking the titles below: 121/07 122/07 123/07 NPS Performance Report 24 National Association of Asian Probation Staff - Events Issued Recently

121/07 NPS PERFORMANCE REPORT 24
This performance report, the 24th and last in this format, presents the end-of-year performance results for 2006-07 for the National Probation Service. Enforcement: 92% of relevant cases were enforced within 10 days in accordance with National Standards during the first nine months of the year. On a monthly basis performance reached 94% in November, January, February and March. Compliance: During April 2006 to March 2007 83% was achieved against a target of 85%. On Performance Measure 2 (PM2, the proportion of cases that reach the 6 month stage without requiring breach action) 72% has been achieved, against a target of 70% High / Very High Risk of harm cases: The target is to complete 90% of risk of harm analyses, risk management plans and OASys sentence plans on high or very high risk offenders within five working days of the commencement of the order or release into the community. This target was exceeded, with 94% achieved for the year. Prolific and other Priority Offenders (PPOs): The target is to complete 90% of risk of harm screenings / full analyses (as appropriate) and OASys sentence plans on Prolific and other Priority Offenders within five working days of commencement of the order or release into the community. This target was also exceeded nationally with 96% of cases meeting the target for 2006-07. Accredited Offending Behaviour Programmes: There were 19,868 completions of offending behaviour programmes between April 2006 and March 2007, which represents 14% above the target of 17,500. There were over 2,700 more completions during this period than during the 2005-06. Unpaid Work: A total of 55,437 successful completions of unpaid work were achieved during 2006-07. That is 11% above the target and over 4,000 more completions than in the previous year.

UNCLASSIFIED

Issue 58 June 2007

UNCLASSIFIED

NPS Bulletin

Drug Rehabilitation Requirements (DRRs): There were 15,787 commencements of DTTOs/DRRs during 200607. Although this falls short (at 99%) of the target of 16,000, it represents an increase of over 1,700 on the number of starts during 2005-06. There were 5,939 successful completions of DTTOs/DRRs in 2006-07. That is 19% above the target and over 1,900 more than were achieved during 2005-06. Skills for Life: A total of 60,118 offenders were referred to skills for life learning during 2006-07. This is 25% above the target for the period and over 15,000 up on the number of starts achieved during the previous year. Accurate and Timely Race & Ethnic Monitoring Data: 96.8% of data on offenders starting community orders and licences was timely and accurate with respect to ethnicity as was 99.6% of data on NPS staff. Sickness Absence: The average days lost per employee per staff year during the three quarters of 2006-07 was 12.0, an improvement on the average of 12.3 for 2005-06, but still in excess of the target of 9 days or fewer. Victim Contact: Figures for the first three quarters of 2006-07 show that 93% of victims were contacted within the 8-week national standard. That is up one percentage point on last year’s results. The target is 85%. Court Report Timeliness: New targets were introduced for 2006-07. Results for the year show that 80% of all reports were delivered on time against the target of 90%. For Crown Court reports 96% were delivered to the court’s timescale. Employment: A total of 19,266 offenders supervised by the NPS were placed into employment during 2006-07. This is 28% above the target of 15,000. In addition 13,829 offenders gained employment and retained it for at least 4 weeks during the year, which was 15 % above the target of 12,000. FURTHER INFORMATION: For enquiries about any issues relating to this report please contact Email: Stephen.Spurden2@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Tel: 020 7217 8445 For enquiries about the data please contact Email: Ed.Stradling@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Tel: 020 7035 6145 Back to the top

122/07 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ASIAN PROBATION STAFF - EVENTS
The National Association of Asian Probation Staff (NAAPS) Annual Conference 2007 is to take place in Newcastle this year and will celebrate 20 years of NAAPS which coincides with the Centenary of Probation and Bi-Centenary of the Abolition of Slavery. It is a professional conference tackling the issues that face Asian staff within the National Probation Service, including Islamophobia and recruitment, retention and progression of Asian staff in the National Probation Service. FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information please contact: Email: dawn.shacklady@northumbria.probation.gsi.gov.uk or Email: jackie.headley@london.probation.gsi.gov.uk Back to the top Issue 58 June 2007 UNCLASSIFIED NPS Bulletin

Issue 58 June 2007

UNCLASSIFIED

NPS Bulletin

123/07 ISSUED RECENTLY
Probation Circulars 2007: PC16 PC15 PC14 PC13 PC12 PC11 PC10 Quality Standards for Assessing The Delivery of Unpaid Work April 2007 Sub-Contracting Return Annual Reports and Accounts 2006-07 Introduction of a New Skills Screening Tool: First Move – Initial Skills Checker Pre-Sentence Report Decision Tool Deportation of European Economic Area National Prisoners Offender Engagement Good Practice Guide Issued 1 June Issued 25 May Issued 23 May Issued 18 May Issued 17 May Issued 16 May Issued 15 May

OASys Messages to Areas – Via Epic Message 041/07 Message 040/07 Message 037/07 Message 036/07 Message 035/07 Message 034/07 CCR Forms 4.2.1b Incident Fix Release Arrangements for Access to LAOs Further to OASys message 034/07 Printed problem identified Outage of OASys and e-OASys Services Back to the top To submit items for the NPS Bulletin, or to be added to the distribution list contact: npsbulletin@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Issued 23 May Issued 22 May Issued 18 May Issued 17 May Issued 17 May Issued 4 May

Bulletins are posted on the Epic Intranet http://npsintranet.probation.gsi.gov.uk/index.htm (navigate from Home>News & Comms>Newsletters>Bulletins) and the NPS Website www.probation.homeoffice.gov.uk, (navigate from Home>News & Updates>Bulletins) Issued by the NOMS Communications Unit

Issue 58 June 2007

UNCLASSIFIED

NPS Bulletin