National Probation Service Performance Report 24 and Weighted Scorecard Q4 2006/07

June 2007
ROGER HILL DIRECTOR OF PROBATION

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Contents

Foreword Introduction Enforcement and Compliance Public Protection Accredited Programmes Unpaid Work Drug Rehabilitation Requirements (DRRs) Skills for Life Race and Ethnic Monitoring Sickness Absence Victim Contact Court Report Timeliness Employment Weighted Scorecard

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Foreword This report, the 24th and last in this format, presents the end-of-year performance results for 2006-07 for the National Probation Service against the targets agreed by Ministers at the beginning of the year. The upward trend that I welcomed in the previous report

continued in the final quarter and I am pleased to see that nationally the NPS has had its best year ever in terms of delivery. The highest ever rates of enforcement were reached. Record numbers of offenders completed accredited programmes and unpaid work. More offenders started and completed DTTOs or DRRs than in any previous year. The number of referrals to skills for life exceeded the target by 26%. Targets for victim contact, BME staff representation in the workforce and accurate and timely ethnicity data have again been exceeded. In previous reports I have emphasised the importance of public

protection, so I am particularly pleased to note that, from the position recorded in August 2005, when only two thirds of assessments on high risk offenders and PPOs were made on time compared to a target of 90%, the service has improved to the point where performance of 94% (for high risk) and 95% (for PPOs) has been achieved.

The weighted scorecard shows the overall performance, grouped by the four functions that describe our work: public protection, offender management, interventions, and organisational efficiency and effectiveness. For the first time every single area is above the zero line, the point at which the minimum expected performance is achieved. The overall score, based on performance against target, is higher than in any previous edition. The gap between the highest and the lowest performing area is now the smallest it has ever been, underlining the strong national performance I mentioned above.

The six areas that were placed in special measures at the end of the last performance year have continued to improve during 2006-07 and indeed two of them (Gloucestershire and Hertfordshire) finished in the top half of the scorecard. improvements that can be achieved with the right drive and focus. This demonstrates the

I signalled in the previous quarter that this would the final report in this format, as the new Integrated Probation Performance Framework (IPPF) is introduced for 2007-08. I welcome this development and Chiefs will know I have wanted a more holistic performance reporting framework for some time now. The IPPF will build over time and already contains more data than the weighted scorecard through the inclusion,
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for instance, of National Standards data. Performance Report 24 and the IPPF are issued around the same time and cover the same performance period. Because the IPPF contains more data, and applies a rules-based approach to arriving at a rating for each area, it is inevitable that there will be some difference between the two reports. However it is important to note that the data used in the IPPF is not new, it has always been collected, it is simply now included in the process for banding. I consider there is a pleasing general similarity between the overall assessment of each area’s performance generated by the two models and this enables us to move forwards positively.

In welcoming the new developments, I again express my recognition of the significant role played by this reporting process in driving up the performance of the NPS since 2001. In this last report in this framework I pay tribute to the excellent work of Paris Mikkides and his team in the design, production and maintenance of performance reports 1 – 24. I am also pleased to report that Paris will continue his oversight of probation performance through the management and operation of the IPPF.

In writing of frameworks and reporting processes, I have not lost sight of the fact that it is, of course, staff themselves who have delivered the results on the ground. I am always keen to acknowledge what has been achieved by staff, so it is with pleasure that I extend my appreciation to all of you across the 42 areas for your excellent performance in 2006-07.

Roger Hill Director, National Probation Service

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Introduction
Overall Performance on all targets

Performance indicator

2005-06

2006-07

Percentage point change

Enforcement within 10 days (Target = 90% Compliance (proportion of arranged appointments which are attended) (Target = 85%) Assessment of high risk cases (Target = 90%) Assessment of PPOs (Target = 90%) Offending Behaviour Programmes Unpaid Work completions DTTO/DRR starts DTTO/DRR completions Skills for Life Starts Accurate and timely ethnicity data Sickness absence (average days) Victim Contact Court Report timeliness: Crown Court Reports All Reports (Target = 90%) Employment (job entries) Employment (sustained for 4 weeks)

91%

92%

1%

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83%

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81%

94%

+13%

82% 17,127 (114%) 51,026 (102%) 14,001 (88%) 3,977 (99%) 44,972 (112%) 97% 12.3 92%

95% 19,875 (114%) 55,514 (111%) 15,799 (99%) 5,939 (119%) 60,418 (126%) 98% 12.0 93% (Apr-Dec 06)

+13% 0 +9% +11% +20% +14% +1% -0.3 days +1%

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96% 80%

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19,926 (133%) 14,428 (119%)

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It should be noted that for 2006/07 the target for: • DTTO/DRRs completions increased from 4,000 to 5,000 • Skills for life referrals increased from 40,000 to 48,000 • Offending behaviour programme completions increased from 15,000 to 17,500.

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Enforcement 92% of relevant cases were enforced within 10 days in accordance with National Standards during 2006-07. On a monthly basis performance reached 94% in November, January, February and March.

Compliance A new compliance target has been introduced for 2006-07, which measures the proportion of arranged appointments that the offender attends in the first 26 weeks of the order or licence. 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 95% of cases meeting the target for 2006-07.

Accredited Offending Behaviour Programmes There were 19,875 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 55,514 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.

Drug Rehabilitation Requirements (DRRs) There were 15,799 commencements of DTTOs/DRRs during 2006-07. 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.

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Skills for Life A total of 60,418 offenders were referred to skills for life learning during 2006-07. This is 26% 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 19,926 offenders supervised by the NPS were placed into employment during 2006-07. This is 33% above the target of 15,000. In addition 14,248 offenders gained employment and retained it for at least 4 weeks during the year, which was 19% above the target of 12,000.

Contact for Enquiries For enquiries about any issues relating to this report please contact Roger Hill, Director of Probation, telephone: 020 7217 8445; e-mail: Stephen.Spurden2@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

For enquiries about the data please contact Ed Stradling, NOMS Performance Management Unit telephone: 020 7035 6145; e-mail: Ed.Stradling@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

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Enforcement and Compliance – April 2006 to March 2007

Enforcement NPS Performance Target 6 is that the National Probation Service takes enforcement action in accordance with the National Standard in 90% of cases where the offender has breached his/her order. To fully meet the standard, three things must be achieved: breach action taken on or before a second failure assessed as unacceptable (third failure in licence cases) the court contacted for a hearing date all of this achieved within 10 days. National Standards monitoring on enforcement uses a sample of cases commenced six months previously, so the sample for the reporting period April 2006 to March 2007 will contain cases that commenced between October 2005 and September 2006. The enforcement rate remains considerably better than in 2001-02, as illustrated by the following table. Period 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 Enforced within 10 days in accordance with National Standards 53% 64% 77% 87% 91% 92% All cases enforced 69% 77% 87% 93% 96% 96%

The detailed data for 2006-7 (see page 10) show that there were no areas more than 10% below target: • • 37 areas met or exceeded the 90% for breach action within 10 days. 8 areas were within 10% of the target.

End-to-End Enforcement The LCJB end-to-end enforcement target is to achieve the following: • • An average of 35 working days from the relevant failure to comply to resolution of the case, and 50% of cases to be resolved with 25 working days.

The results for 2006-07 are shown on page 11. Performance against the 50% target has seen steady improvement but the average day target presents more of challenge and performance has been virtually static.

Compliance A new performance target for compliance has been introduced for 2006-07, measuring the proportion of arranged appointments which the offender attends during the first 26 weeks. A rate of 83% compliance was achieved over the course of the year.

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The target is supported by three additional measures of compliance: • • • PM 2: the proportion of orders and licences which reach the 6 months stage without requiring breach action PM 3: the average number of acceptable failures to attend during the first 26 weeks PM 4: the proportion of orders and licences that terminate successfully

The area breakdown for all of these is shown overleaf. The figures shown for PM 4 are based on terminations between April 2006 and March 2007 of the following types: CRO, CPO, CPRO (Rehab. & Punishment), DTTO, Community Order, SSO; Young Offender under 12m; Adult & Young Parole; Adult Custody 12m Plus; Young Offender 12m and above; Adult Pre & Post Over 12m).

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Enforcement and Compliance - April 2006 to March 2007
Area/Region Enforcement Enforcement: Compliance Compliance Compliance (PT 6): breach breach action (PT 7): the (PM 2): the (PM 3): the action taken taken whether proportion of proportion of average within 10 or not within 10 arranged cases reaching number of working days working days appointments the 6 months acceptable (Target = 90%) that are kept stage without failures to requiring attend in the breach action first 26 weeks 96% 99% 95% 91% 94% 97% 95% 85% 92% 98% 91% 95% 87% 94% 91% 93% 95% 98% 89% 94% 91% 92% 98% 95% 97% 88% 97% 96% 97% 93% 93% 88% 91% 93% 93% 93% 93% 90% 92% 91% 95% 95% 97% 99% 94% 91% 84% 89% 89% 88% 97% 93% 93% 95% 94% 92% 99% 99% 96% 93% 95% 99% 96% 90% 95% 99% 93% 97% 91% 97% 99% 96% 96% 96% 96% 98% 96% 98% 98% 96% 98% 98% 99% 98% 97% 98% 96% 94% 95% 96% 99% 95% 97% 93% 96% 94% 96% 96% 100% 100% 97% 97% 94% 96% 97% 96% 99% 98% 95% 99% 98% 96% 86% 85% 79% 82% 82% 87% 81% 83% 82% 81% 78% 86% 86% 79% 86% 82% 83% 82% 85% 88% 81% 85% 82% 85% 83% 84% 83% 84% 83% 81% 79% 77% 79% 84% 84% 85% 92% 83% 86% 82% 81% 86% 81% 79% 82% 80% 81% 81% 79% 80% 84% 84% 86% 80% 83% 83% 77% 61% 72% 73% 73% 84% 69% 76% 73% 77% 69% 76% 72% 67% 76% 73% 74% 73% 72% 73% 69% 72% 63% 71% 73% 72% 67% 68% 71% 69% 71% 67% 69% 69% 69% 71% 65% 72% 69% 68% 66% 63% 68% 72% 67% 75% 79% 77% 80% 78% 76% 66% 79% 74% 74% 72% 2.8 3.5 3.3 3.0 3.1 2.5 3.1 2.7 2.9 3.8 2.7 2.5 1.6 2.8 3.3 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.8 3.1 2.8 3.6 4.3 2.4 2.6 2.4 3.1 3.7 3.6 3.0 2.8 3.1 2.3 2.4 2.2 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.8 1.9 2.7 3.3 2.7 3.2 2.9 3.2 3.4 3.2 2.6 2.5 1.9 3.1 2.7 2.9 Compliance (PM 4): the proportion of orders and licences that terminate successfully

Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands West of Midlands County Durham Northumbria Teesside North East Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk East of England Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside North West Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire East Midlands Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Yorkshire & Humberside Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley South East Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire South West London East London North London South London West London Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Wales ENGLAND & WALES

76% 73% 73% 71% 73% 74% 68% 75% 72% 78% 76% 74% 75% 73% 74% 75% 77% 75% 70% 71% 74% 72% 78% 73% 72% 78% 70% 73% 76% 71% 70% 69% 71% 76% 77% 77% 72% 78% 76% 75% 73% 75% 78% 71% 74%

80% 74% 69% 78% 78% 76% 74%

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End-to-End Enforcement, April 2006 - March 2007
Area Proportion resolved within 25 working days 45% 39% 57% 49% 41% 63% 50% 58% 27% 49% 52% 55% 58% 42% 48% 41% 46% 69% 42% 25% 50% 49% 25% 43% 44% 42% 50% 53% 48% 64% 47% 47% 40% 62% 57% 38% 29% 57% 54% 73% 45% 51% 48% Performance - Average working % resolved days to resolution within 25 of the days working days target is 35 days Near Miss 47 Not Met 47 Met 41 Near Miss 42 Not Met 48 Met 32 Met 45 Met 36 Not Met 48 Near Miss 46 Met 33 Met 39 Met 43 Not Met 48 Near Miss 43 Not Met 50 Near Miss 47 Met 30 Not Met 46 Not Met 59 Met 39 Near Miss 40 Not Met 68 Not Met 48 Near Miss 55 Not Met 50 Met 38 Met 38 Near Miss 44 Met 31 Near Miss 52 Near Miss 46 Not Met 45 Met 37 Met 33 Not Met 48 Not Met 62 Met 39 Met 38 Met 29 Near Miss 39 Met 40 Near Miss 45 Performance average of 35 days resolution Not Met Not Met Not Met Not Met Not Met Met Not Met Near Miss Not Met Not Met Met Near Miss Not Met Not Met Not Met Not Met Not Met Met Not Met Not Met Near Miss Not Met Not Met Not Met Not Met Not Met Near Miss Near Miss Not Met Met Not Met Not Met Not Met Near Miss Met Not Met Not Met Near Miss Near Miss Met Near Miss Not Met Not Met

Avon and Somerset Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Cheshire Cleveland Cumbria Derbyshire Devon Cornwall Dorset Durham Dyfed Powys Essex Gloucestershire Greater Manchester Gwent Hampshire and Isle of Wight Hertfordshire Humberside Kent Lancashire Leicestershire Lincolnshire London Merseyside Norfolk North Wales North Yorkshire Northamptonshire Northumbria Nottinghamshire South Wales South Yorkshire Staffordshire Suffolk Surrey Sussex Thames Valley Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands West Yorkshire Wiltshire England & Wales

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Public Protection – April 2006 to March 2007

There are two performance targets relating to protecting the public from harm and protecting the public from prolific and other priority offenders: • Performance Target (PT) 1: 90% of risk of harm assessments, risk management plans and OASys sentence plans on high risk offenders are completed within five working days of the commencement of the order or release into the community; and Performance Target (PT) 3: 90% of risk of harm screenings / full analysis (as appropriate) and OASys sentence plans are completed on Prolific and other Priority Offenders within five working days of commencement of the order or release into the community.

The results for the 2006-07 performance year show an improvement on both measures compared to 2005-06. For the target on high/very high risk of harm offenders performance has improved from 81% to 94%. For PPOs the improvement was from 82% to 95%. This is broken down at area level in the following pages. The area-level detail once again demonstrates improvement since 2005-06. For the target for high/very high risk cases there are now 41 areas on or above target (up from 14 in 2005-06), with the remaining four within 10% of the target. There are no areas more than 10% below target. For the PPO target, 42 areas are on or above target (up from 16); three are within 10%. Again, there were no areas more than 10% below the target.

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High/Very High Risk of Harm Offenders: Timeliness of Risk of Harm Analysis, Risk Management Plan & Sentence Plan at Commencement/Release (Performance Target 1) - April 2006 to March 2007
Region Area Number of High/Very Number in which 5-day High Risk timeliness target was commencements & met releases 189 85 108 527 909 54 213 205 472 96 64 214 90 53 29 546 198 79 341 974 506 2098 267 116 36 112 181 712 374 84 243 513 1214 199 180 52 64 202 697 154 66 30 100 30 380 188 247 179 211 825 119 29 85 260 493 181 81 104 474 840 52 201 194 447 91 62 195 87 51 26 512 194 78 318 935 485 2010 248 109 36 110 175 678 373 77 229 470 1149 183 156 49 58 188 634 137 64 29 93 27 350 158 227 159 192 736 111 27 80 247 465 % Met Performance (Target = 90%)

West of Midlands

Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands Regional sub-total County Durham Northumbria Teesside Regional sub-total Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk Regional sub-total Cheshire Cumbria Lancashire Greater Manchester Merseyside Regional sub-total Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Regional sub-total

96% 95% 96% 90% 92%

Above Above Above Above

North East

96% Above 94% Above 95% Above 95% 95% 97% 91% 97% 96% 90% 94% 98% 99% 93% 96% 96% 96% 93% 94% 100% 98% 97% 95% 100% 92% 94% 92% 95% 92% 87% 94% 91% 93% 91% 89% 97% 97% 93% 90% 92% 84% 92% 89% 91% 89% 93% 93% 94% 95% 94% Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Above

East of England

North West

East Midlands

Yorkshire & Humberside Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Regional sub-total South East Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley Regional sub-total Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire Regional sub-total London East London North London South London West Regional sub-total Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Regional sub-total

South West

London

Wales

England & Wales Total

8346

7821

94% Above

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Prolific and other Priority Offenders (PPOs): Timeliness of Risk of Harm Screening/Analysis & Sentence Plan at Commencement/Release (Performance Target 3) - April 2006 to March 2007
Region Area Number of PPO commencements & releases 82 45 80 402 609 26 150 111 287 60 95 82 94 62 70 463 81 76 171 424 179 931 192 216 67 133 215 823 142 35 146 127 450 117 142 78 197 169 703 99 186 27 57 32 401 78 126 75 101 380 67 54 55 124 300 5347 Number in which 5day timeliness target was met 81 40 76 382 579 25 145 108 278 55 87 74 85 57 67 425 78 73 159 395 168 873 180 211 67 131 213 802 142 34 142 119 437 108 130 72 191 162 663 92 183 26 56 31 388 75 117 67 87 346 65 53 55 122 295 5086 % Met Performance (Target = 90%) 99% 89% 95% 95% 95% Above Near miss Above Above

West of Midlands

Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands Regional sub-total County Durham Northumbria Teesside Regional sub-total Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk Regional sub-total Cheshire Cumbria Lancashire Greater Manchester Merseyside Regional sub-total Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Regional sub-total Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Regional sub-total Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley Regional sub-total Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire Regional sub-total London East London North London South London West Regional sub-total Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Regional sub-total

North East

96% Above 97% Above 97% Above 97% 92% 92% 90% 90% 92% 96% 92% 96% 96% 93% 93% 94% 94% 94% 98% 100% 98% 99% 97% 100% 97% 97% 94% 97% 92% 92% 92% 97% 96% 94% 93% 98% 96% 98% 97% 97% 96% 93% 89% 86% 91% 97% 98% 100% 98% 98% Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Near miss Above Above Above Above

East of England

North West

East Midlands

Yorkshire & Humberside

South East

South West

London

Wales

England & Wales Total

95% Above

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National Standards Monitoring: Public Protection - April 2006 to March 2007 The Performance Improvement (formerly Delivery & Quality) Unit in NOMS have identified a number of items in the monthly National Standards monitoring exercise conducted by probation areas that can be aggregated together to give an indication of practice performance in terms of public protection. National Standards monitoring data is analysed by counting the number of answers to each question that represented Standard or practice expectation “met” and the number of answers classified as “not met”. In questions where the range of answer options was ‘Excellent, Good, Unsatisfactory and Poor the answers “Excellent” and “Good” were classified as “met” and the answers “Unsatisfactory” and “Poor” were classified as “not met”. The data source is the analysis of National Standards monitoring returns (as produced in NSMART) in the period April 2006 to March 2007. The table below lists the questions used to arrive at the aggregate National Standards monitoring score.
Community Orders Form - Question numbers 15 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 70

Resettlement form Question numbers 13 26 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 57

High/Very High Risk form Question numbers 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

The results by area are shown on the next page.

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National Standards: Public Protection April 2006 - March 2007 Region West of Midlands Probation Area Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands County Durham Northumbria Teesside Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutlan Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Met 7857 3048 8506 16005 35416 3797 12155 6462 22414 3780 2973 3836 3822 4025 2020 20456 6808 3557 27859 11355 11456 61035 6628 8310 3475 2785 9717 30915 8216 4797 10438 20637 44088 8726 8253 3882 7997 9808 38666 6000 6683 2834 3018 2660 21195 8152 7817 8173 7435 31577 3134 4911 4908 10169 23122 328884 Not met 1779 675 1784 9038 13276 466 2318 1045 3829 1264 1290 1102 2109 1212 766 7743 1925 761 10527 3510 2511 19234 2018 2024 730 1660 2151 8583 1592 1070 3640 4947 11249 3358 2102 584 1077 3936 11057 1641 1532 556 584 687 5000 3768 5213 5159 3520 17660 730 646 1045 2295 4716 102347 %Met 82% 82% 83% 64% 73% 89% 84% 86% 85% 75% 70% 78% 64% 77% 73% 73% 78% 82% 73% 76% 82% 76% 77% 80% 83% 63% 82% 78% 84% 82% 74% 81% 80% 72% 80% 87% 88% 71% 78% 79% 81% 84% 84% 79% 81% 68% 60% 61% 68% 64% 81% 88% 82% 82% 83% 76%

West of Midlands Total North East

North East Total East of England

East of England Total North West

North West Total East Midlands

East Midlands Total Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Yorkshire & Humberside Total South East Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire London East London North London South London West Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Yorkshire & Humberside

South East Total South West

South West Total London

London Total Wales

Wales Total England & Wales

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3.

Accredited Programmes - April 2006 to March 2007

The national target for accredited programme completions increased by 17% to 17,500 for 200607. Despite this increase and a slow start to the year, the target has been exceeded, with the end-of-year results showing that 19,875 completions were achieved (i.e. 114%).
Accredited Programme Completions against Profiled Target Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Jan-07 Feb-07 Mar-07 1178 2275 3724 5570 7212 8654 10522 12119 14067 15185 16720 19875 1458 2917 4375 5833 7292 8750 10208 11667 13125 14583 16042 17500 81% 78% 85% 95% 99% 99% 103% 104% 107% 104% 104% 114%
Accredited Programme Completions, Cumulative, 2006/7

Actual Profile Percent

25000

20000

Actual Profile

15000

10000

5000

0 Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Jan-07 Feb-07 Mar-07

As the table below shows the NPS has once again delivered an increase in the number of completions compared to the preceding year. Year 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 Target 6,267 12,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 17,500 Completions 3,431 7,716 13,136 15,595 17,127 19,875 % Achieved 55% 64% 88% 104% 114% 114%

The detailed data for 2006-07 show that: • 38 areas met or exceeded their target • 3 areas (Greater Manchester, North Wales and Warwickshire) were within 10% of the target • only 1 area (Lincolnshire) was more than 10% below target The best performing areas were: • • • • Cheshire (214%) Nottinghamshire (175%) Hertfordshire (148%) Northamptonshire (143%)

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Accredited Programmes Completions April 2006 - March 2007

Region West of Midlands

Area name Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands Regional Sub Total County Durham Northumbria Teesside Regional Sub Total Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk Regional Sub Total

Percent of Completion Actual completions completion target (profile) achieved target 360 150 345 1062 1917 234 688 245 1167 171 185 417 192 234 186 1385 236 157 1431 586 686 3096 320 358 284 191 261 1414 303 218 551 871 1943 496 370 204 381 452 1903 439 461 187 166 109 1362 2164 2164 129 202 281 538 1150 17500 393 147 347 1221 2108 289 691 259 1239 197 197 488 285 245 194 1606 504 178 1340 633 698 3353 375 485 236 274 456 1826 370 268 560 914 2112 535 499 211 381 573 2199 469 480 231 217 146 1543 2704 2704 157 208 270 550 1185 19875 109% 98% 101% 115% 110%

Performance

Above Near miss Above Above

North East

124% Above 100% Above 106% Above 106% 115% 106% 117% 148% 105% 104% 116% 214% 113% 94% 108% 102% 108% 117% 135% 83% 143% 175% 129% 122% 123% 102% 105% 109% 108% 135% 103% 100% 127% 116% 107% 104% 124% 131% 134% 113% Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Below Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above

East of England

North West Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside Regional Sub Total East Midlands Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Regional Sub Total

Yorkshire & Humberside Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Regional Sub Total South East Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley Regional Sub Total

South West Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire Regional Sub Total London Wales London Regional Sub Total Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Regional Sub Total

125% Above 125% 122% 103% 96% 102% 103% 114% Above Above Near miss Above

ENGLAND & WALES

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4.

Unpaid Work – April 2006 to March 2007

The NPS achieved 55,514 successful completions of unpaid work in 2006-07 against a target of 50,000, i.e. 111%. This is an increase of over 4,000 compared to 2005-06.

Unpaid Work Completions against Profiled Target Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Jan-07 Feb-07 Mar-07 4124 8770 13730 18462 23015 27749 32576 37491 41572 45994 50583 55514 4167 8333 12500 16667 20833 25000 29167 33333 37500 41667 45833 50000 99% 105% 110% 111% 110% 111% 112% 112% 111% 110% 110% 111%
Unpaid Work Completions, Cumulative, 2006/7

Actual Profile Percent

60000

50000 Actual Profile 40000

30000

20000

10000

0 Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Jan-07 Feb-07 Mar-07

Year 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07

Target 30,000 50,000 50,000

Completions 38,473 51,026 55,514

Percent of target 128% 102% 111%

The area breakdown on the next page shows that every area exceeded its target. The best performing areas were: • • • • County Durham (151%) Suffolk (138%) Norfolk (133%) Bedfordshire (130%)

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Unpaid Work Completions: April 2006 - March 2007

Region

Area name

Profiled ECP /Unpaid Target Work Completions 957 367 920 2978 5222 526 1332 718 2576 480 679 1215 660 747 552 4333 836 555 3578 1372 1628 7969 1016 1097 509 523 1316 4461 1020 647 1443 2452 5562 1747 1418 569 1048 1478 6260 1074 1137 475 382 415 3483 1693 1546 1681 2109 7029 371 598 672 1464 3105 50000 1009 377 928 3021 5335 793 1422 737 2952 626 737 1317 780 995 762 5217 902 583 3872 1423 1975 8755 1098 1111 589 651 1479 4928 1232 687 1481 2481 5881 1855 1742 615 1283 1588 7083 1094 1310 584 399 432 3819 1990 1807 2089 2286 8172 401 643 754 1574 3372 55514

Target Achieved 105% 103% 101% 101% 102%

Performance

West Midlands

Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands Regional Sub-Total County Durham Northumbria Teesside Regional Sub-Total Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk Regional Sub-Total Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside Regional Sub-Total Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Regional Sub-Total Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Regional Sub-Total Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley Regional Sub-Total Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire Regional Sub-Total London North London West London East London South London Sub Total Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Regional Sub-Total

Above Above Above Above

North East

151% Above 107% Above 103% Above 115% 130% 109% 108% 118% 133% 138% 120% 108% 105% 108% 104% 121% 110% 108% 101% 116% 124% 112% 110% 121% 106% 103% 101% 106% 106% 123% 108% 122% 107% 113% 102% 115% 123% 104% 104% 110% 118% 117% 124% 108% 116% 108% 108% 112% 108% 109% 111% Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above

East

North West

East Midlands

Yorkshire & Humberside

South East

South West

London

Wales

England & Wales Total

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5.

Drug Rehabilitation Requirements (DRRs) – April 2006 to March 2007

The national target of 4,000 successful completions was narrowly missed in 2005-06. This target was increased by 25% to 5,000 for 2006-07. In spite of this, the NPS achieved 5,939 successful completions, exceeding the target by 19%.
DRR Completions against Profiled Target
Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Jan-07 Feb-07 Mar-07 388 805 1231 1692 2166 2672 3178 3743 4294 4847 5396 5939 417 833 1250 1667 2083 2500 2917 3333 3750 4167 4583 5000 93% 97% 98% 102% 104% 107% 109% 112% 115% 116% 118% 119%
DTTO/DRR, Completions Cumulative, 2006/7

Actual Profile Percent

7000

6000 Actual 5000 Profile

4000

3000

2000

1000

0 Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Jan-07 Feb-07 Mar-07

Year 2005/06 2006/07

Target 4,000 5,000

Completions 3,977 5,939

Percent of target 99% 119%

The area breakdown shows that: • • • 39 areas met or exceeded their target. A further 2 were within 10% of meeting the profiled target 4 areas were below target by more than 10% The four who missed the target by more than 10% were: • County Durham (63%) • Merseyside (79%) • Warwickshire (85%) • North Yorkshire (88%)

The best performing areas were: • • • Dyfed/Powys (158%) Derbyshire (158%) Leicestershire & Rutland (156%)

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DTTO/DRR Completions April 2006 - March 2007
Region West of Midlands Area name Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands Regional Sub Total County Durham Northumbria Teesside Regional Sub Total Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk Regional Sub Total Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside Regional Sub Total Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Regional Sub Total Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Regional Sub Total Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley Regional Sub Total Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire Regional Sub Total London North London West London East London South Regional Sub Total Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Regional Sub Total ENGLAND & WALES Profiled Completions Target target Achieved 97 34 85 326 542 51 133 81 265 49 53 102 65 48 35 352 54 35 344 165 197 795 76 89 59 62 144 430 110 67 144 243 564 99 125 53 100 164 541 129 112 48 38 53 380 204 186 205 218 813 48 68 59 143 318 5000 112 29 105 294 540 32 196 82 310 61 57 121 76 58 35 408 78 47 425 224 155 929 120 139 69 64 158 550 134 59 145 286 624 145 161 72 103 190 671 166 152 71 39 55 483 283 243 253 247 1026 76 88 57 177 398 5939 115% 85% 124% 90% 100% Performance Above Below Above Near miss

North East

63% Below 147% Above 101% Above 117% 124% 108% 119% 117% 121% 100% 116% 144% 134% 124% 136% 79% 117% 158% 156% 117% 103% 110% 128% 122% 88% 101% 118% 111% 146% 129% 136% 103% 116% 124% 129% 136% 148% 103% 104% 127% 139% 131% 123% 113% 126% 158% 129% 97% 124% 125% 119% Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Below Above Above Above Above Above Above Below Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Above

East of England

North West

East Midlands

Yorkshire & Humberside

South East

South West

London

Wales

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The key target relating to DTTO/DRRs for 2006-07 was the number of successful completions, but it was important that areas did all they could to maximise commencements. The table and chart below show the number of commencements between April 2006 and March 2007. Although falling slightly short of the target of 16,000 the number of commencements achieved is higher than in any previous performance year.

Year 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 The area breakdown shows that: • • •

Target 6,000 6,000 9,000 13,000 16,000 16,000

Commencements 4,842 6,140 8,519 10,322 14,001 15,799

Percent of target 81% 102% 95% 79% 88% 99%

19 areas met or exceeded their profiled target. A further 6 were within 10% of meeting the target Leaving 20 areas more than 10% below target The most serious under-achievers were: • • • • • • Suffolk (55%) North Wales (56%) Gloucestershire (60%) County Durham (65%) Bedfordshire (66%) Cumbria (67%)

The best performing areas were: • • • • London West (144%) Greater Manchester (130%) Leicestershire & Rutland (127%) Staffordshire (127%)

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DTTO/DRR Commencements April 2006 - March 2007
Region West of Midlands Area name Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands Regional Sub Total County Durham Northumbria Teesside Regional Sub Total Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk Regional Sub Total Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside Regional Sub Total Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Regional Sub Total Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Regional Sub Total Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley Regional Sub Total Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire Regional Sub Total London North London West London East London South Regional Sub Total Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Regional Sub Total ENGLAND & WALES Profiled Starts Target target Achieved 313 122 290 1066 1791 217 518 252 987 159 179 376 215 215 166 1310 270 148 961 475 579 2433 284 281 170 178 366 1279 316 177 479 783 1756 458 412 170 337 439 1816 378 392 153 131 145 1199 606 555 614 651 2426 140 211 200 453 1004 397 87 233 1063 1780 142 407 260 809 105 185 297 154 196 91 1028 194 100 1245 517 624 2680 237 357 212 189 354 1349 323 128 409 714 1574 439 316 140 264 510 1669 296 360 125 79 157 1017 719 801 613 801 2934 146 209 112 492 959 127% 71% 80% 100% 99% Performance Above Below Below Above

North East

65% Below 79% Below 103% Above 82% 66% 104% 79% 72% 91% 55% 78% 72% 67% 130% 109% 108% 110% 83% 127% 125% 106% 97% 106% 102% 72% 85% 91% 90% 96% 77% 82% 78% 116% 92% 78% 92% 82% 60% 108% 85% 119% 144% 100% 123% 121% 104% 99% 56% 109% 96% 99% Below Above Below Below Near miss Below Below Below Above Above Above Below Above Above Above Near miss Above Below Below Near miss Near miss Below Below Below Above Below Near miss Below Below Above Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Below Above

East of England

North West

East Midlands

Yorkshire & Humberside

South East

South West

London

Wales

16000 15799

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6. Skills for Life Referrals - April 2006 to March 2007 A total of 60,418 referrals were made during 2006-07. This is 26% above the target of 48,000.
Skills for Life: Referrals against Profiled target Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Jan-07 Feb-07 Mar-07 3413 7748 12042 16297 20556 25492 31016 37143 41180 47429 53710 60418 4000 8000 12000 16000 20000 24000 28000 32000 36000 40000 44000 48000 85% 97% 100% 102% 103% 106% 111% 116% 114% 119% 122% 126%
Skills for Life: Cumulative Starts, 2006/7

Actual Profile Percent

70000

60000 Actual 50000 Profile

40000

30000

20000

10000

0 Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Jan-07 Feb-07 Mar-07

Year 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07

Target 6,000 16,000 32,000 40,000 48,000

Commencements 5,983 14,971 34,199 44,972 60,418

Percent of target 100% 94% 107% 112% 126%

The area breakdown on the next page shows that: • • • 40 areas exceeded their target 1 area was within 10% of the target 4 areas were more than 10% below their target The most serious under-performers were: • • • • West Yorkshire (44%) Kent (86%) Bedfordshire (86%) Thames Valley (87%)

The best performing areas were: • • • • Wiltshire (244%) Lancashire (189%) North Wales (178%) London South (175%)

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Skills for Life, April 2006 - March 2007 Region Area Profiled Referrals % Profiled Performance Target Referrals Achieved Target 939 366 871 3197 5373 651 1553 755 2959 478 536 1127 645 646 497 3929 809 445 2884 1425 1737 7300 852 842 510 533 1099 3836 949 532 1438 2349 5268 1375 1235 511 1011 1316 5448 1134 1177 459 393 435 3598 1965 1601 1528 2184 7278 420 632 601 1358 3011 48000 944 465 877 4245 6531 802 2026 855 3683 412 648 1202 778 805 667 4512 1043 555 3570 2698 2385 10251 897 961 846 691 1125 4520 1003 528 1477 1042 4050 1699 1061 569 1172 1149 5650 1729 1539 745 573 1062 5648 2805 2421 2554 3812 11592 453 795 1067 1666 3981 60418 101% 127% 101% 133% 122% Above Above Above Above

West of Midlands

Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands Regional Sub Total County Durham Northumbria Teesside Regional Sub Total Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk Regional Sub Total

North East

123% Above 130% Above 113% Above 124% 86% 121% 107% 121% 125% 134% 115% 129% 125% 124% 189% 137% 140% 105% 114% 166% 130% 102% 118% 106% 99% 103% 44% 77% 124% 86% 111% 116% 87% 104% 152% 131% 162% 146% 244% 157% 143% 151% 167% 175% 159% 108% 126% 178% 123% 132% Below Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Below Above Below Above Above Below Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above

East of England

North West Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside Regional Sub Total East Midlands Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Regional Sub Total

Yorkshire & Humberside Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Regional Sub Total South East Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley Regional Sub Total

South West Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire Regional Sub Total London London North London West London East London South London Sub Total Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Regional Sub Total

Wales

ENGLAND & WALES

126% Above

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7.

Race and Ethnic Monitoring

Home Secretary’s Race Equality Targets – Monitoring at December 2006 At the end of December 2006, 13.0% of NPS staff were from minority ethnic backgrounds, up from 11.9% a year earlier and 9.8% in 2000. This is against a target of 8.4% set for 2009. The table below shows that all regional targets have been exceeded.
NPS Staff: Minority Ethnic Representation Region West Midlands North East East of England North West East Midlands Yorks & Humberside South East South West London Wales England & Wales Target set Actual 31/12/04 Actual 31/12/05 11.6% 1.4% 4.9% 5.4% 7.2% 5.1% 3.6% 2.6% 26.5% 1.7% 8.4% 16.0% 2.5% 7.1% 6.7% 12.2% 7.6% 6.0% 3.7% 35.5% 3.1% 10.9% 17.6% 2.6% 8.0% 6.8% 11.1% 7.9% 6.3% 3.8% 40.2% 3.3% 11.9% Actual 31/12/06 19.9% 2.3% 8.0% 6.7% 11.6% 8.4% 6.2% 3.6% 42.9% 3.1% 13.0% Above/Below Target Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above

Completeness of Ethnic Monitoring Data The 16+1 census classification of race and ethnicity became mandatory in April 2003. In Performance Report 13, we published data from RDS (from areas’ quarterly listings, formerly Form 20 returns) showing the proportion of new orders and licences made between January and April 2004 that did not have a correctly entered race and ethnic classification. We have updated and published that information in subsequent Performance Reports. The target for the NPS is that 95% of race and ethnic monitoring data on staff and offenders is returned on time and using the correct (Census 2001) classifications. The table on the following page shows the results for completeness of data on offenders (from order and licence commencements during April 2006 to March 2007) and on staff monitored at 31 December 2006. All returns had been received by the time this report was prepared so have been treated as timely.

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Completeness of Ethnic Monitoring Data: Offenders Starting Orders and Licences, April 2006 - March 2007; and NPS Staff Monitored as at 31 December 2006
Area/Region Orders % with valid ethnic code 98.5% 98.5% 95.4% 97.6% 97.4% 97.7% 98.6% 97.5% 97.1% 97.7% 99.2% 97.7% 96.8% 97.1% 97.5% 94.3% 99.3% 100.0% 98.5% 97.4% 97.6% 99.2% 99.1% 98.4% 97.7% 98.2% 98.2% 98.8% 98.9% 95.3% 97.2% 95.8% 97.5% 91.2% 98.4% 99.8% 97.9% 98.1% 98.0% 98.4% 97.8% 99.1% 95.9% 99.8% 98.5% 98.2% 97.6% 99.0% 96.2% 97.1% 97.3% 97.0% Licences (a) All Orders & % with Licences valid No ethnic ethnic code code 9 11 26 46 27 6 111 121 42 307 16 16 42 59 133 24 20 5 18 28 95 6 5 32 156 199 33 29 39 23 22 15 161 441 155 12 39 47 34 279 35 13 12 6 9 75 2 6 23 29 60 1,806 97.6% 98.8% 96.3% 97.7% 97.0% 98.3% 94.5% 95.9% 97.7% 96.2% 98.3% 96.3% 97.2% 96.7% 97.1% 96.4% 96.9% 98.4% 96.3% 96.9% 96.9% 99.2% 97.9% 97.2% 97.3% 97.5% 91.6% 94.1% 95.6% 94.9% 94.8% 95.8% 94.6% 92.5% 90.9% 98.9% 91.2% 94.9% 96.7% 94.3% 94.4% 98.0% 96.8% 98.1% 96.6% 96.7% 99.0% 98.6% 95.7% 97.7% 97.5% 95.9% 98.3% 98.5% 95.6% 97.6% 97.3% 97.8% 97.6% 97.2% 97.2% 97.4% 99.0% 97.5% 96.9% 97.1% 97.4% 94.6% 98.9% 99.7% 98.1% 97.3% 97.5% 99.2% 98.9% 98.1% 97.6% 98.0% 96.9% 98.1% 98.4% 95.2% 96.9% 95.8% 97.1% 91.4% 96.7% 99.6% 96.7% 97.5% 97.8% 97.7% 97.2% 98.9% 96.0% 99.5% 98.3% 98.0% 97.7% 98.9% 96.1% 97.2% 97.4% 96.8% (b) All Staff Performance: Average of (a) All Orders & Licences and (b) Staff (Target = 95%) 98.5% 99.3% 96.5% 98.3% 98.6% 98.9% 98.8% 98.6% 98.6% 98.7% 99.5% 98.7% 96.6% 98.5% 98.2% 97.3% 99.5% 99.9% 99.0% 98.7% 98.7% 99.6% 99.5% 98.9% 98.8% 99.0% 98.5% 99.0% 99.2% 97.6% 97.1% 97.9% 98.3% 95.5% 97.9% 99.8% 98.0% 98.7% 98.9% 98.7% 98.6% 98.0% 98.0% 99.8% 99.1% 98.5% 98.9% 99.5% 98.1% 98.6% 98.7% 98.2%

Total starts County Durham Northumbria Teesside North East Cheshire Cumbria Lancashire Greater Manchester Merseyside North West Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Yorkshire & Humberside Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire East Midlands Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands West of Midlands Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk East of England London Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley South East Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire South West Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Wales England & Wales 2142 5351 3139 10632 3343 2075 6584 12744 5933 30679 3452 2487 6118 9142 21199 3658 3757 2001 2008 4878 16302 3593 1651 3263 10837 19344 1680 2539 4706 2934 2536 1785 16180 22,706 5858 4665 2020 4261 5131 21517 3105 3083 1864 1608 1622 11282 1401 2312 2398 5480 11591 181,850

No ethnic code 33 80 143 256 88 47 94 313 173 715 26 58 193 263 540 210 28 1 30 128 397 30 15 52 246 343 31 30 51 139 71 75 397 2,006 96 11 42 83 103 334 69 29 77 3 24 202 34 24 90 160 308 5,499

Total starts 382 921 695 1998 907 358 2031 2923 1832 8051 955 436 1482 1786 4659 676 654 313 482 903 3028 746 240 1145 5678 7809 393 488 887 452 424 356 3000 5,856 1712 1049 445 920 1038 4924 621 661 372 318 268 2240 195 420 533 1238 2386 44,193

98.8% 100.0% 97.4% 99.1% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 96.2% 100.0% 99.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 99.8% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 97.4% 100.0% 99.5% 99.7% 99.2% 100.0% 99.4% 100.0% 100.0% 99.7% 100.0% 97.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 99.1% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 99.6%

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8.

Sickness Absence - April 2006 to March 2007

For the period April 2006 to March 2007, the average number of days’ sickness absence per staff year in the NPS was 12 against a target of 9 days or fewer. This is a modest improvement on the average of 12.3 for 2005-06. Only one area, Leicestershire & Rutland, achieved the target. A further 8 areas achieved 10 days or fewer. Thirty-six areas exceeded ten days.

The best performing areas were: • • • • Leicestershire & Rutland (8.7) Lincolnshire (9.4) West Yorkshire (9.5) North Yorkshire (9.6)

The most serious under-achievers were: • • • • London West (15.3) Cambridgeshire (15.0) Cumbria (14.8) West Midlands (14.5)

Details of area and regional performance are shown on the next page.

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Sickness Absence, April 2006 - March 2007
Region Area Total DDA Long Short days related term term sickness sickness sickness lost 2612 953 2316 11444 17325 1390 3707 1405 6501 1565 1864 2819 1096 1968 1311 10623 2769 1068 6016 3383 4631 17867 2134 2479 1413 1123 2720 9869 2635 1132 4176 4868 12811 4556 1822 1518 2092 4732 14720 4293 2450 1039 904 802 9487 3684 4088 4199 3946 15917 1065 1538 1121 3063 6786 121908 1647 1296 1657 8257 12857 1888 3488 2266 7642 674 1137 1670 1548 1156 858 7042 2689 1441 10462 3338 3040 20971 1808 965 615 989 2267 6644 2457 817 3811 4186 11271 3392 3000 1007 2337 4167 13904 2011 2816 1179 1367 1040 8413 4921 4871 5395 6367 21553 1145 1120 1729 3744 7738 118034 324 55 426 370 1175 207 1745 121 2073 53 680 0 405 445 22 1605 309 160 493 981 1100 3043 140 187 184 429 834 1774 10 236 1011 879 2136 34 112 536 11 259 951 532 208 432 126 125 1422 0 0 0 104 104 0 0 81 360 441 4583 2304 4399 20072 31358 3485 8940 3792 16217 2292 3681 4489 3049 3569 2191 19270 5767 2669 16971 7702 8771 41880 4082 3631 2213 2541 5821 18288 5102 2185 8998 9933 26218 7982 4934 3062 4440 9157 29575 6835 5474 2650 2397 1967 19322 8604 8958 9594 10417 37574 2210 2658 2931 7167 14965 Average Performance Ave Ave Total Ave (Target = 9 days days staff days days days or years Short Long DDA - absence fewer) term term related 421 203 393 1388 2405 298 654 340 1292 232 245 448 296 296 221 1739 435 180 1387 576 749 3327 362 415 236 235 563 1811 463 227 679 1046 2415 594 494 263 417 647 2415 585 502 269 171 177 1705 598 724 730 680 2732 216 275 263 617 1370 6.2 4.7 5.9 8.2 7.2 4.7 5.7 4.1 5.0 6.7 7.6 6.3 3.7 6.6 5.9 6.1 6.4 5.9 4.3 5.9 6.2 5.4 5.9 6.0 6.0 4.8 4.8 5.5 5.7 5.0 6.2 4.7 5.3 7.7 3.7 5.8 5.0 7.3 6.1 7.3 4.9 3.9 5.3 4.5 5.6 6.2 5.6 5.8 5.8 5.8 4.9 5.6 4.3 5.0 5.0 5.7 3.9 6.4 4.2 5.9 5.3 6.3 5.3 6.7 5.9 2.9 4.6 3.7 5.2 3.9 3.9 4.0 6.2 8.0 7.5 5.8 4.1 6.3 5.0 2.3 2.6 4.2 4.0 3.7 5.3 3.6 5.6 4.0 4.7 5.7 6.1 3.8 5.6 6.4 5.8 3.4 5.6 4.4 8.0 5.9 4.9 8.2 6.7 7.4 9.4 7.9 5.3 4.1 6.6 6.1 5.6 5.6 0.8 0.3 1.1 0.3 0.5 0.7 2.7 0.4 1.6 0.2 2.8 0.0 1.4 1.5 0.1 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.4 1.7 1.5 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.8 1.8 1.5 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.5 0.8 0.9 0.1 0.2 2.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.4 1.6 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.7 10.9 11.3 11.2 14.5 13.0 Above Above Above Above

West of Midlands

Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands Regional Sub Total County Durham Northumbria Teesside Regional Sub Total Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk Regional Sub Total

North East

11.7 Above 13.7 Above 11.2 Above 12.6 9.9 15.0 10.0 10.3 12.0 9.9 11.1 13.3 14.8 12.2 13.4 11.7 12.6 11.3 8.7 9.4 10.8 10.3 10.1 11.0 9.6 13.3 9.5 10.9 13.4 10.0 11.7 10.7 14.2 12.2 11.7 10.9 9.8 14.0 11.1 11.3 14.4 12.4 13.1 15.3 13.8 10.2 9.7 11.2 11.6 10.9 12.0 Near miss Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Above Above Below Near miss Above Above Above Near miss Above Near miss Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Above

East of England

North West Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside Regional Sub Total East Midlands Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Regional Sub Total

Yorkshire & Humberside Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Regional Sub Total South East Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley Regional Sub Total

South West Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire Regional Sub Total London London East London North London South London West London Sub Total Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Regional Sub Total ENGLAND & WALES

London Wales

14725 254667 21211

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9.

Victim Contact – April to December 2006

The NPS Business Plan makes it clear that the National Probation Service delivers services to victims as well as offenders. The National Standard for victim contact work is that probation areas should offer face-to-face contact between the victim (or family) and a member of the probation service (or agent) within 8 weeks of the offender being sentenced. The NPS target is to make initial contact within that timescale in 85% of all eligible cases. This was exceeded for the first time in 2003/04 and performance continued to improve during 2004/05 with 93% of victims contacted in accordance with the national standard. That high level of performance has been maintained since.

Period covered

Number of named victims

April 2001 to March 2002 April 2002 to March 2003 April 2003 to March 2004 April 2004 to March 2005 April 2005 to March 2006 April to December 2006

15,041 15,904 15,647 15,539 15,715 11,311

Number of victims contacted within 8 weeks 9,523 12,949 14,276 14,504 14,474 10,509

Percentage of victims contacted 63% 81% 91% 93% 92% 93%

Further analysis of the figures shows that: • • • 40 areas met or exceeded the 85% target One area was within 5% of the target One area fell short of the target by 10% or more

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Victim Contact
April 2006 - December 2006 Region Area/Region Number of No. contacted Target Performance named within 8 weeks achieved victims 245 222 91% On or Above 126 115 91% On or Above 135 128 95% On or Above 799 755 94% On or Above 1060 998 94% 357 226 86 669 157 145 187 96 177 126 888 192 80 406 419 878 1975 217 160 130 146 344 997 245 165 404 444 1258 318 260 123 285 344 1330 266 69 102 99 261 797 1730 124 171 290 22 607 348 218 86 652 136 140 184 90 167 119 836 168 71 370 391 837 1837 192 160 129 139 328 948 231 151 376 397 1155 260 245 122 270 307 1204 239 69 71 97 246 722 1585 110 164 276 22 572 97% On or Above 96% On or Above 100% On or Above 97% 87% 97% 98% 94% 94% 94% 94% 88% 89% 91% 93% 95% 93% 88% 100% 99% 95% 95% 95% 94% 92% 93% 89% 92% 82% 94% 99% 95% 89% 91% 90% 100% 70% 98% 94% 91% On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above Near miss On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above Below On or Above On or Above

West Midlands Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands West of Midlands North East Northumbria Teesside County Durham North East Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk East of England Cheshire Cumbria Lancashire Merseyside Greater Manchester North West

East

North West

East Midlands Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire East Midlands Yorkshire & Humberside Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Yorkshire & Humberside Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley South East Avon & Somerset Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire Devon/Cornwall South West London Gwent North Wales South Wales Dyfed/Powys Wales

South East

South West

London Wales

92% On or Above 89% 96% 95% 100% 94% On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above

England & Wales

11311

10509

93%
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10.

Court Report Timeliness – April 2006 to March 2007

The following new target for court report timeliness was introduced for 2006-07: 90% of PSRs to be completed within the required time, i.e.: o o o on the day requested for fast delivery PSRs to magistrates’ courts; within 15 working days for standard delivery PSRs to magistrates’ courts, except where the offender is remanded in custody in which case the timescale is 10 working days; by the date set by the commissioning court for Crown Courts

The tables overleaf show, by area, the number of reports that were on target/not on target against the relevant timescales. Based on the new method of measurement, the NPS completed 80% of court reports within the relevant timescale during 2006-07. For the Weighted Scorecard, performance against the 5-day target for FDRs is included rather than performance against the 1-day target. This is the first year that this approach has been used, so comparison with other years is not possible. The table below shows performance against the previous 15-day standard for completing PreSentence Reports (PSRs). Performance peaked in 2001-02 when this was a cash performancelinked measure and fell sharply in 2003-04. Performance for 2004/05 improved to 73%. 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 55% 58% 63% 68% 75% 79% 78% 65% 73%

Year

2002/03 2003/04 2004/05

No. provided in response to request 119,875 110,712 107,172

No. provided within 15 working days of request 93,322 72,141 78,754

% meeting standard 78% 65% 73%

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Fast Delivery Reports for Magistrates' Courts, April 2006 - March 2007
Area/Region Total FDRs in FDRs in FDRs 1 day 5 days % in 1 % in 5 day days Area/Region PM 1 All % of reports reports that are FDRs 3078 28% 1216 20% 2282 23% 10215 21% 16791 22% 1944 5652 2639 10235 1101 1596 3200 2337 1890 1151 11275 2512 1519 9531 4227 5218 23007 2730 2639 1602 1880 4041 12892 2427 1737 4616 7574 16354 4512 3300 1496 3019 4403 16730 2918 3385 1434 1150 1133 10020 20598 1183 1845 2001 4232 9261 147163 33% 47% 36% 42% 31% 15% 16% 37% 55% 14% 28% 31% 27% 68% 40% 29% 47% 27% 26% 23% 41% 35% 31% 40% 42% 28% 28% 31% 49% 16% 25% 28% 39% 34% 14% 42% 14% 44% 20% 27% 59% 15% 14% 47% 36% 31% 37%

Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands West of Midlands County Durham Northumbria Teesside North East Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk East of England Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside North West Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire East Midlands Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Yorkshire & Humberside Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley South East Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire South West London Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Wales England & Wales

849 245 520 2111 3725 642 2669 951 4262 338 246 513 866 1037 163 3163 788 404 6454 1696 1499 10841 740 692 370 779 1421 4002 971 726 1298 2131 5126 2222 532 373 837 1737 5701 394 1416 194 501 221 2726 12176 176 255 940 1544 2915 54637

802 244 464 1139 2649 586 2266 730 3582 317 192 484 687 763 154 2597 778 346 4700 1588 1283 8695 714 648 359 705 1382 3808 722 624 1217 2119 4682 1800 351 91 522 940 3704 179 1293 125 390 177 2164 5997 164 231 726 1473 2594 40472

806 244 468 1370 2888 598 2282 775 3655 320 198 485 698 794 155 2650 779 349 4901 1605 1308 8942 723 651 361 707 1387 3829 748 632 1227 2120 4727 1846 365 110 566 993 3880 210 1310 129 418 178 2245 6603 170 237 752 1481 2640 42059

94% 100% 89% 54% 71% 91% 85% 77% 84% 94% 78% 94% 79% 74% 94% 82% 99% 86% 73% 94% 86% 80% 96% 94% 97% 91% 97% 95% 74% 86% 94% 99% 91% 81% 66% 24% 62% 54% 65% 45% 91% 64% 78% 80% 79% 49% 93% 91% 77% 95% 89% 74%

95% 100% 90% 65% 78% 93% 86% 81% 86% 95% 80% 95% 81% 77% 95% 84% 99% 86% 76% 95% 87% 82% 98% 94% 98% 91% 98% 96% 77% 87% 95% 99% 92% 83% 69% 29% 68% 57% 68% 53% 93% 66% 83% 81% 82% 54% 97% 93% 80% 96% 91% 77%

Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands West of Midlands County Durham Northumbria Teesside North East Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk East of England Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside North West Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire East Midlands Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Yorkshire & Humberside Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley South East Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire South West London Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Wales England & Wales

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Standard Delivery Reports for Magistrates' Courts, April 2006 - March 2007
Area/Region Total SDRs in % in 15 SDRs 15 days days 2074 932 1573 7294 11873 1202 2673 1576 5451 711 1246 2555 1403 784 921 7620 1647 1051 2867 2384 3391 11340 1843 1869 1143 1059 2351 8265 1303 944 2887 5105 10239 2088 2526 1074 2036 2450 10174 2304 1784 1200 573 863 6724 7288 930 1469 994 2416 5809 84783 1574 676 1292 6331 9873 1006 2392 1382 4780 436 704 1865 997 693 792 5487 1092 819 2235 1828 2450 8424 1505 1705 792 950 2053 7005 1125 805 2355 4411 8696 1359 2082 763 1296 1292 6792 1802 1430 591 509 751 5083 5568 737 1254 526 1999 4516 66224 76% 73% 82% 87% 83% 84% 89% 88% 88% 61% 57% 73% 71% 88% 86% 72% 66% 78% 78% 77% 72% 74% 82% 91% 69% 90% 87% 85% 86% 85% 82% 86% 85% 65% 82% 71% 64% 53% 67% 78% 80% 49% 89% 87% 76% 76% 79% 85% 53% 83% 78% 78% % in 10 Total Ric SDRs in days RiC SDRs 10 days 155 31 20% 39 22 56% 189 80 42% 810 427 53% 1193 560 47% 100 310 112 522 50 94 132 68 67 65 476 77 64 210 147 309 807 147 78 89 42 269 625 153 67 431 338 989 202 231 49 141 187 810 204 168 40 76 49 537 1134 77 121 67 272 537 7630 45 216 98 359 14 38 28 15 30 34 159 13 23 91 105 93 325 77 44 30 6 177 334 87 23 273 230 613 64 129 10 86 45 334 129 94 17 65 29 334 215 62 112 23 193 390 3623 45% 70% 88% 69% 28% 40% 21% 22% 45% 52% 33% 17% 36% 43% 71% 30% 40% 52% 56% 34% 14% 66% 53% 57% 34% 63% 68% 62% 32% 56% 20% 61% 24% 41% 63% 56% 43% 86% 59% 62% 19% 81% 93% 34% 71% 73% 47%

Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands West of Midlands County Durham Northumbria Teesside North East Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk East of England Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside North West Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire East Midlands Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Yorkshire & Humberside Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley South East Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire South West London Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Wales England & Wales

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Timeliness: Mag Courts (for Weighted Scorecard)2
Area/Region All All met % Meeting target 78% 77% 81% 80% 79% 85% 87% 85% 86% 70% 59% 74% 73% 80% 85% 74% 75% 78% 76% 84% 74% 77% 84% 91% 74% 88% 90% 87% 81% 84% 84% 89% 86% 72% 78% 59% 65% 53% 66% 74% 84% 51% 86% 85% 77% 60% 82% 87% 65% 87% 81% 76%

Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands West of Midlands County Durham Northumbria Teesside North East Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk East of England Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside North West Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire East Midlands Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Yorkshire & Humberside Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley South East Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire South West London Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Wales England & Wales
2

3078 1216 2282 10215 16791 1944 5652 2639 10235 1099 1586 3200 2337 1888 1149 11259 2512 1519 9531 4227 5199 22988 2730 2639 1602 1880 4041 12892 2427 1737 4616 7574 16354 4512 3289 1496 3014 4374 16685 2902 3368 1434 1150 1133 9987 20598 1183 1845 2001 4232 9261 147050

2411 942 1840 8128 13321 1649 4890 2255 8794 770 940 2378 1710 1517 981 8296 1884 1191 7227 3538 3851 17691 2305 2400 1183 1663 3617 11168 1960 1460 3855 6761 14036 3269 2576 883 1948 2330 11006 2141 2834 737 992 958 7662 12386 969 1603 1301 3673 7546 111906

Using 5-day target for FDRs

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Crown Court Reports, April 2006 - March 2007
Area/Region Total Reports for Crown Court 1067 291 820 4338 6516 782 1572 1005 3359 255 543 1156 520 637 408 3519 872 450 4657 1986 1964 9929 998 885 466 365 1216 3930 1157 473 1497 2284 5411 1584 921 483 881 1147 5016 1072 857 548 392 344 3213 7676 332 576 615 1649 3172 51741 % Total Meeting meeting deadline Court Deadline 1049 98% 275 95% 731 89% 4085 94% 6140 94% 726 1533 843 3102 244 534 1119 485 627 402 3411 845 442 4553 1936 1900 9676 992 874 460 355 1164 3845 1125 468 1443 2207 5243 1512 890 455 852 1097 4806 992 819 535 387 330 3063 7327 311 569 583 1549 3012 49625 93% 98% 84% 92% 96% 98% 97% 93% 98% 99% 97% 97% 98% 98% 97% 97% 97% 99% 99% 99% 97% 96% 98% 97% 99% 96% 97% 97% 95% 97% 94% 97% 96% 96% 93% 96% 98% 99% 96% 95% 95% 94% 99% 95% 94% 95% 96%

Timeliness: All Reports (PT 4)1
Area/Region All All met % Meeting target 83% 81% 83% 82% 82% 87% 89% 84% 87% 75% 69% 80% 76% 84% 89% 79% 81% 83% 82% 88% 80% 82% 88% 93% 79% 90% 91% 89% 85% 87% 87% 91% 88% 78% 82% 67% 71% 61% 72% 78% 86% 64% 88% 87% 81% 68% 84% 89% 71% 89% 85% 80%

Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands West of Midlands County Durham Northumbria Teesside North East Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk East of England Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside North West Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire East Midlands Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Yorkshire & Humberside Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley South East Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire South West London Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Wales England & Wales

Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands West of Midlands County Durham Northumbria Teesside North East Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk East of England Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside North West Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire East Midlands Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Yorkshire & Humberside Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley South East Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire South West London Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Wales England & Wales
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4145 1507 3102 14553 23307 2726 7224 3644 13594 1354 2129 4356 2857 2525 1557 14778 3384 1969 14188 6213 7163 32917 3728 3524 2068 2245 5257 16822 3584 2210 6113 9858 21765 6096 4210 1979 3895 5521 21701 3974 4225 1982 1542 1477 13200 28274 1515 2421 2616 5881 12433 198791

3456 1217 2567 11982 19222 2363 6407 3053 11823 1011 1468 3496 2184 2113 1382 11654 2728 1630 11579 5457 5726 27120 3288 3271 1641 2016 4776 14992 3059 1920 5288 8967 19234 4735 3452 1319 2756 3374 15636 3102 3636 1268 1351 1287 10644 19107 1274 2166 1858 5214 10512 159944

Using 1-day target for FDRs

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11.

Employment – April 2006 to March 2007

In 2005-06 a shadow target was introduced for 15,000 unemployed offenders to find and keep employment or vocational training for four weeks during the course of their supervision. NPS areas encountered difficulties in reporting against this target, but based on the data available at year-end, a total of 9,126 offenders achieved the target outcome. For 2006-07 the single target was replaced with: o o A Performance Target of 15,000 offenders placed into employment A Performance Measure of 12,000 offenders who are placed into employment and retain it for four weeks

The end-of-year figures for 2006-07 show that the target was exceeded by 33%.

Offenders into Employment against Profiled Target
Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Jan-07 Feb-07 Mar-07 1056 2511 4310 6159 7990 9883 12286 14394 15585 16963 18364 19926 1250 2500 3750 5000 6250 7500 8750 10000 11250 12500 13750 15000 84% 100% 115% 123% 128% 132% 140% 144% 139% 136% 134% 133%
Offenders into Employment, Cumulative, 2006/7

Actual Profile Percent

25000

20000

Actual Profile

15000

10000

5000

0 Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Jan-07 Feb-07 Mar-07

All areas exceeded their target. The best performers: • • • • • Teesside (177%) Hampshire (171%) North Wales (162%) Nottinghamshire (162%) Gloucestershire (161%)

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The 2006-07 outcome against the Performance Measure (the number of offenders placed into employment which is retained for 4 weeks) was 19% above target.

Offenders into Employment Retained for 4 Weeks against Profiled Target
Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Jan-07 Feb-07 Mar-07 606 1668 2849 4123 5590 6930 8542 10003 11257 12196 13160 14248 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000 11000 12000 61% 83% 95% 103% 112% 116% 122% 125% 125% 122% 120% 119%
Offenders into Employment Retained for 4 Weeks, Cumulative, 2006/7

Actual Profile Percent

16000 14000

Actual 12000 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0 Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Jan-07 Feb-07 Mar-07 Profile

The best performing areas were: • • • • • North Wales (182%) Teesside (159%) Kent (153%) London East (147%) North Yorkshire (144%)

The areas who failed to meet the target by more than 10% were: • • • Northumbria (51%) West Mercia (86%) Sussex (87%)

The full breakdown by area and region for both indicators is shown on the next page.

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Offender Employment - April 2006 to March 2007
Region Area Profiled Offenders Target into Employment Target Achieved Performance Profiled Offenders Target Target into Achieved Employment Retained for 4 weeks 235 91 218 799 1343 163 388 189 740 120 134 282 161 161 124 982 202 111 721 356 434 1825 213 210 127 133 275 959 237 133 360 587 1317 344 309 128 253 329 1362 283 294 115 98 109 900 491 400 382 546 1819 105 158 150 340 753 12000 268 121 187 964 1540 220 197 300 717 139 167 300 206 216 144 1172 227 132 854 509 484 2206 231 286 133 151 395 1196 261 191 512 620 1584 456 474 133 221 295 1579 407 356 118 108 145 1134 623 479 562 530 2194 123 162 273 368 926 14248 114% 132% 86% 121% 115% Performance

West Midlands

Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands Regional Sub-Total County Durham Northumbria Teesside Regional Sub-Total Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk Regional Sub-Total Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside Regional Sub-Total Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Regional Sub-Total Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Regional Sub-Total Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley Regional Sub-Total Avon & Somerset Devon/Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire Regional Sub-Total London North London West London East London South London Sub Total Dyfed/Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales Regional Sub-Total

293 114 272 999 1679 204 485 236 925 149 168 352 202 202 155 1228 253 139 901 445 543 2281 266 263 159 167 344 1199 297 166 449 734 1646 430 386 160 316 411 1703 354 368 143 123 136 1124 614 500 478 682 2274 131 198 188 424 941 15000

336 175 287 1076 1874 243 559 418 1220 227 229 401 287 319 192 1655 365 171 1319 628 683 3166 302 375 200 245 556 1678 432 210 635 897 2174 733 559 188 451 494 2425 444 551 225 198 165 1583 808 621 652 838 2919 177 238 304 513 1232 19926

115% 153% 105% 108% 112%

Above Above Above Above

Above Above Below Above

North East

119% Above 115% Above 177% Above 132% 152% 137% 114% 142% 158% 124% 135% 144% 123% 146% 141% 126% 139% 113% 143% 126% 147% 162% 140% 146% 126% 141% 122% 132% 171% 145% 118% 143% 120% 142% 125% 150% 157% 161% 121% 141% 132% 124% 136% 123% 128% 135% 120% 162% 121% 131% 133% Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above

135% Above 51% Below 159% Above 97% 116% 125% 106% 128% 134% 116% 119% 112% 119% 118% 143% 111% 121% 108% 136% 104% 113% 144% 125% 110% 144% 142% 106% 120% 133% 153% 104% 87% 90% 116% 144% 121% 103% 110% 133% 126% 127% 120% 147% 97% 121% 117% 102% 182% 108% 123% 119% Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Below Near miss Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Above

East

North West

East Midlands

Yorkshire & Humberside

South East

South West

London

Wales

England & Wales Total

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12.

Weighted Scorecard

The weighted scorecard shows the overall performance, grouped by the four functions that describe our work: public protection, offender management, interventions, and organisational efficiency and effectiveness. The targets that make up each group are set out in the table below.
Offender Management Enforcement Compliance Court report timeliness Interventions OBP completions Skills for life referrals Employment gained DRR completions Unpaid work completions Public Protection High risk asessments PPO assessments Efficiency & Effectiveness Complete, timely ethnic data Sickness absence

The scores, which relate to performance against target, are presented for each of these categories along with the overall performance (an aggregate of the four) for each area, upon which the ranking is based. The end-of-year scorecard for 2006-07 not only shows a large positive overall score for the service, indicating a high performance level, but for the first time all areas are above zero. Once again there is less volatility compared to earlier in the year with three areas moving up 10 places or more and three areas moving down more than 10 places. The lowest score is 56, compared to minus 38 in the previous scorecard. The highest score is now 227; last time it was 144. This shows that the gap between top and bottom has reduced further. There has been a large improvement on all four strands of the business, and it is again clear that the areas at the top are strong across all strands, where once some weak results were offset by stronger performance in the other strands. Humberside have maintained their position in 1st place, with Lincolnshire 2nd and Leicestershire & Rutland in 3rd. Just six areas moved 10 places or more in either direction since the previous quarter: Gwent (+13) Cumbria (+11) Cheshire (+10) Surrey (+10) Wiltshire (-13) Northumbria (-14)

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Weighted Scorecard Year End 2006-07
Offender Interventions Public Management Protection Area name Humberside Lincolnshire Leicestershire & Rutland Dorset Nottinghamshire Northamptonshire Dyfed/Powys Gwent Cheshire Staffordshire Bedfordshire Devon & Cornwall Cumbria County Durham Sussex Gloucestershire Kent Wiltshire South Wales Suffolk Hertfordshire Essex Lancashire North Yorkshire Norfolk Derbyshire Northumbria Greater Manchester North Wales Merseyside Thames Valley Surrey Hampshire Warwickshire Cambridgeshire London North Avon & Somerset London East South Yorkshire West Yorkshire West Mercia London South London West Teesside West Midlands Overall Performance Efficiency Overall and Performance effectiveness 27 39 39 21 23 24 26 34 6 28 24 14 -1 15 22 12 35 23 15 19 15 30 7 28 0 6 9 12 14 15 3 11 -1 25 0 -15 15 -27 -11 27 21 -19 -32 0 1 581 227 203 198 197 190 188 177 173 172 172 167 166 166 161 157 157 153 149 149 148 145 144 143 138 137 135 128 126 121 116 115 112 111 104 99 98 93 90 85 81 79 67 65 62 56 6123 Position now Position last time Difference

31 36 37 21 29 11 26 25 25 39 25 14 35 38 32 31 20 24 14 29 -1 34 37 18 13 33 20 16 19 6 2 9 15 25 -1 -14 -4 0 10 -7 -5 -2 -5 -34 6 729

111 69 87 116 91 103 94 80 98 61 99 92 87 71 80 80 104 81 79 84 111 77 80 65 100 76 66 71 46 66 83 73 83 42 76 112 76 116 51 45 29 94 111 60 34 3609

59 60 35 39 47 50 31 34 43 44 19 46 44 37 23 34 -5 21 40 16 21 4 19 27 24 20 33 27 43 29 27 20 13 12 25 14 6 1 35 16 34 -5 -9 36 15 1204

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45

1 3 4 6 2 10 11 21 19 7 14 18 24 8 9 12 15 5 22 26 30 16 17 23 29 20 13 25 31 35 27 42 32 28 39 36 37 38 40 41 33 34 44 43 45

0 1 1 2 -3 4 4 13 10 -3 3 6 11 -6 -6 -4 -2 -13 3 6 9 -6 -6 -1 4 -6 -14 -3 2 5 -4 10 -1 -6 4 0 0 0 1 1 -8 -8 1 -1 0

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Humberside Lincolnshire Leicestershire & Rutland Dorset Nottinghamshire Northamptonshire Dyfed/Powys Gwent Cheshire Staffordshire Bedfordshire Devon & Cornwall Cumbria County Durham Sussex Gloucestershire Kent Wiltshire South Wales Suffolk Hertfordshire Essex Lancashire North Yorkshire Norfolk Derbyshire Northumbria Greater Manchester North Wales Merseyside Thames Valley Surrey Hampshire Warwickshire Cambridgeshire London North Avon & Somerset London East South Yorkshire West Yorkshire West Mercia London South London West Teesside West Midlands

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