National Probation Service Performance Report 23 and Weighted Scorecard Q3 2006/07

February 2007
ROGER HILL DIRECTOR OF PROBATION

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Contents

Foreword Introduction Enforcement, Contact and Compliance High/Very High Risk of Harm and Prolific & other Priority Offenders (PPOs) 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 presents the performance of the National Probation Service against the targets set at the start of the year. The report covers the first three quarters of 2006-07. This has been a strong quarter. Furthermore, it has been a strong quarter within a consistent trend of continuous improvement. Nationally the NPS is achieving or exceeding 10 of its 12 service delivery targets. I always view the quarter 3 performance results as critical

indicators and I am confident that this will be a very successful year for the NPS.

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. It shows very strong performance on the

service delivery functions, particularly on interventions. It shows that 40 delivery areas are above the target line of zero – the point at which delivery meets the minimum expectation. This is an improvement on the halfway stage in the year when there were 27. It shows a service that is improving with all the areas within it playing their part in that improvement. The gap between the best and the worst performing areas is now the smallest it has ever been indicating strong overall national performance.

Results on the assessment of those cases that present a high risk of harm, and on PPO cases have consistently exceeded the target, showing steady improvement. This is very important and linked with our work on the enforcement of offenders who do not comply is at the heart of our contribution to public protection.

The six areas that were placed in special measures at the end of the last performance year have continued to improve and all are now above the zero line.

Performance Report 23 is the penultimate performance report in this format. The performance information used in this report will in future be put into the new Integrated Probation Performance Framework (IPPF), building on the work to create a quality standards framework. I welcome this development but want to also

recognise the significant role played by this reporting process in driving up the performance of the probation service over the last 6 years.

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I hope that the next time I come to write this foreword, which will be the last time, I will be presenting the best results in the NPS’s history. With your continued support and effort, I am certain that that is just what I shall be doing.

Roger Hill Director, National Probation Service

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Introduction
Overall Performance on all targets

Performance indicator

2005-06

2006-07 (AprilDecember)

Percentage point change

Enforcement within 10 days Compliance (proportion of arranged appointments which are attended) Assessment of high risk cases Assessment of PPOs Offending Behaviour Programmes Unpaid Work completions DTTO/DRR starts DTTO/DRR completions Skills for Life Starts Skills for Life Awards Accurate and timely ethnicity data Sickness absence (average. days) Victim Contact Court Report timeliness Employment

91% 81% 82% 17,127 (114%) 51,026 (102%) 14,001 (88%) 3,977 (99%) 44,972 (112%) 14,930 (149%) 97% 12.3 92% ---

92% 82% 93% 95% 13,661 (104%) 40,634 (108%) 11,340 (95%) 4,178 (111%) 40,976 (114%) 8,119 97% 11.6 93% 78% 132%

1% -+12% +13% -10% +6% +7% +12% +2% N/A 0% -0.7 days +1% ---

It should be noted that for 2006/07 the target for: • DTTO/DRRs completions has increased from 4,000 to 5,000 • Skills for life starts increased from 40,000 to 48,000 • Offending behaviour programme completions have 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 the first nine months of the year. On a monthly basis performance reached 93% in October and November.

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 to December 82% was achieved. The target is 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 risk offenders within five working days of the commencement of the order or release into the community. This target is now being exceeded, with 93% achieved for the period April-December 2006. 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 is also being exceeded nationally with 95% of cases meeting the target for April to December 2006.

Accredited Offending Behaviour Programmes There were 13,661 completions of offending behaviour programmes between April and December 2006, which represents 4% above the profiled (expected) target. There were over 4,000 more completions during this period than during the same period in 2005.

Unpaid Work 40,634 successful completions have been achieved between April and December 2006. That is 8% above the target and almost 2,000 more completions than at the same stage last year.

Drug Rehabilitation Requirements (DRRs) There were 11,340 commencements of DRRs between April and December 2006 (95% of the profiled target). This is an increase of over 1,250 on the number of starts during April to December 2005. There were 4,178 successful completions of DRRs in the period April to December 2006. That is 11% above the expected target and 52% above the 2,749 completions achieved during the equivalent period in 2005.

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Skills for Life 40,976 offenders commenced skills for life courses between April and December 2006; 14% above the target for the period and 24% up on the number of starts achieved during the same period last year. There are no awards targets for probation areas in 2006-07. Data for the first three quarters of 2006-07 shows that 8,119 awards were delivered, a 27% reduction on the 11,114 awards achieved during the same period last year.

Accurate and Timely Race & Ethnic Monitoring Data 97% of data on offenders starting community orders was timely and accurate with respect to ethnicity, as was 96% of data on offenders under pre and post release supervision. The total across both types of supervision was 97%.

Sickness Absence The average days lost per employee per staff year during the three quarters of 2006-07 was 11.6, an improvement on the average of 12.3 for 2005-06.

Victim Contact First half figures for 2006-07 for victim contact are now available. These 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 and this report provides the results for the period April to December 2006. These show that 78% of reports were delivered on time against the target of 90%.

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

For enquiries about the data please contact Paris Mikkides, Head of Performance Standards & Risk, Tel: 020 7217 8812; E-mail: Paris.Mikkides@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.

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Enforcement and Compliance – April to December 2006

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 to December 2006 will contain cases that commenced between October 2005 and June 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 (April – December) 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 the first three quarters of 2006-7 shows 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 We have decided to publish end-to-end enforcement performance from COMet data for the first time in this Performance Report. The LCJB target is: • • 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 target was introduced in October last year. There are still some concerns about the quality of the data but work is on-going to improve this. Performance against the 50% target has seen steady improvement but the average day target presents more of challenge and performance has been virtually static. There is wide range of performance too. As this is a joint agency target responsibility for improvement rests with NPS, HMCS, YOTs, EM contractors and warrant execution agencies which could be HMCS, Police or private contractors. This makes for a complex performance framework.
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A recent series of effective practice workshops have been evaluated positively by participants and we hope that by publishing this data it will also promote performance improvement. The Home Secretary announced a proposal in “Rebalancing the Criminal Justice System in Favour of the Law Abiding Majority” for a target on the time taken to return an offender to custody following revocation of their licence. There will be consultation on the target with LCJBs and enforcement agencies.

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 82% compliance was achieved in the first three quarters of the year. 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 April-December 2006 area breakdown for all of these is shown overleaf. The figures shown for PM 4 are based on terminations between April and December 2006 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 to December 2006
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 98% 99% 96% 91% 94% 96% 96% 81% 92% 97% 90% 96% 84% 94% 94% 92% 94% 98% 88% 93% 92% 91% 99% 94% 98% 85% 98% 96% 96% 93% 94% 86% 90% 93% 94% 92% 92% 87% 92% 92% 94% 94% 99% 99% 94% 91% 85% 91% 89% 89% 97% 95% 90% 94% 94% 92% 99% 100% 97% 92% 95% 98% 97% 87% 94% 99% 91% 98% 88% 98% 100% 95% 97% 98% 95% 97% 96% 96% 99% 95% 98% 98% 99% 98% 97% 98% 96% 92% 94% 95% 99% 95% 97% 91% 95% 95% 96% 95% 100% 100% 97% 97% 94% 96% 97% 96% 99% 99% 94% 99% 98% 96% 86% 79% 78% 80% 81% 87% 80% 82% 82% 81% 80% 88% 86% 78% 81% 82% 83% 82% 86% 79% 81% 83% 84% 85% 83% 82% 82% 83% 83% 80% 78% 76% 78% 85% 83% 84% 93% 84% 86% 82% 81% 87% 81% 79% 82% 79% 82% 82% 79% 81% 84% 84% 84% 80% 82% 82% 79% 63% 73% 74% 74% 85% 69% 73% 73% 75% 69% 79% 72% 64% 77% 72% 75% 74% 72% 72% 70% 72% 65% 71% 72% 71% 66% 68% 71% 69% 71% 66% 69% 68% 69% 69% 66% 73% 69% 67% 64% 63% 69% 72% 67% 75% 79% 77% 80% 78% 77% 64% 77% 75% 74% 72% 2.8 3.3 3.4 3.2 3.2 2.4 3.4 2.7 3.0 3.7 2.6 2.2 1.6 2.9 3.4 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.7 3.2 2.8 3.5 4.5 2.2 2.9 2.6 3.2 3.8 3.4 3.1 3.0 3.2 2.2 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.5 3.0 2.0 2.7 3.3 2.7 3.2 2.8 3.1 3.4 3.1 2.5 2.7 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

71% 67% 66% 64% 66% 66% 66% 69% 67% 73% 71% 68% 68% 67% 68% 69% 71% 70% 65% 65% 68% 66% 73% 67% 65% 74% 63% 67% 71% 65% 62% 65% 65% 71% 71% 71% 65% 72% 70% 69% 66% 69% 73% 65% 68%

74% 69% 62% 73% 72% 70% 68%

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End-to-End Enforcement, April to December 2006
Area Proportion resolved within 25 working days 49% 25% 60% 50% 37% 64% 52% 59% 25% 47% 53% 56% 57% 42% 47% 41% 45% 68% 39% 24% 50% 47% 22% 42% 42% 43% 46% 51% 50% 64% 50% 46% 39% 62% 57% 39% 24% 60% 52% 74% 44% 51% 48% Performance - Average working % resolved days to resolution within 25 of the days working days target is 35 days Near Miss 42 Not Met 59 Met 35 Met 41 Not Met 51 Met 32 Met 41 Met 34 Not Met 48 Near Miss 46 Met 34 Met 38 Met 45 Not Met 46 Near Miss 44 Not Met 46 Near Miss 45 Met 30 Not Met 48 Not Met 59 Met 39 Near Miss 41 Not Met 71 Not Met 48 Not Met 55 Not Met 50 Near Miss 39 Met 39 Met 44 Met 30 Met 46 Near Miss 46 Not Met 45 Met 35 Met 34 Not Met 46 Not Met 61 Met 38 Met 38 Met 28 Near Miss 39 Met 40 Near Miss 44 Performance average of 35 days resolution Not Met Not Met Met Not Met Not Met Met Not Met Met 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 Met 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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2.

Public Protection – April to December 2006

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 first nine months of the 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 93%. 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 36 areas on or above target (up from 14 in 2005-06), with a further 9 within 10% of the target. There are no areas more than 10% below target. For the PPO target, 39 areas are on or above target (up from 16), 6 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 to December 2006
Region Area Number of High/Very Number in which 5-day High Risk timeliness target was commencements & met releases 135 62 73 380 650 34 156 167 357 73 44 158 62 40 21 398 156 59 251 717 295 1478 193 86 31 82 124 516 292 67 173 348 880 133 124 38 47 140 482 115 48 18 66 16 263 132 188 133 155 608 92 49 64 185 390 127 59 69 331 586 32 147 157 336 68 42 144 59 39 18 370 153 59 237 682 280 1411 179 79 31 81 123 493 291 62 160 308 821 118 106 35 45 132 436 102 46 17 63 15 243 112 173 119 136 540 86 47 59 176 368 % 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

94% 95% 95% 87% 90%

Above Above Above Near miss

North East

94% Above 94% Above 94% Above 94% 93% 95% 91% 95% 98% 86% 93% 98% 100% 94% 95% 95% 95% 93% 92% 100% 99% 99% 96% 100% 93% 92% 89% 93% 89% 85% 92% 96% 94% 90% 89% 96% 94% 95% 94% 92% 85% 92% 89% 88% 89% 93% 96% 92% 95% 94% Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Near miss Near miss Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Near miss Near miss 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

6022

5604

93% 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 to December 2006
Region Area Number of PPO commencements & releases 57 30 59 303 449 24 105 88 217 50 69 62 69 45 50 345 65 58 121 309 140 693 133 163 51 97 159 603 109 23 102 95 329 77 100 58 151 131 517 64 135 24 38 19 280 62 94 55 72 283 49 49 36 88 222 3938 Number in which 5day timeliness target was met 56 27 56 284 423 23 101 86 210 45 61 55 60 40 48 309 62 56 115 283 130 646 122 158 51 96 157 584 109 22 98 87 316 70 89 52 149 126 486 60 132 23 37 19 271 60 88 53 59 260 47 47 36 87 217 3722 % Met Performance (Target = 90%) 98% 90% 95% 94% 94% 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 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 96% Above 98% Above 97% 90% 88% 89% 87% 89% 96% 90% 95% 97% 95% 92% 93% 93% 92% 97% 100% 99% 99% 97% 100% 96% 96% 92% 96% 91% 89% 90% 99% 96% 94% 94% 98% 96% 97% 100% 97% 97% 94% 96% 82% 92% 96% 96% 100% 99% 98% Above Near miss Near miss Near miss Near miss Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above 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
The Delivery and Quality Unit in the NPD 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 – Poor the answers “Excellent” and “Good” were classified as “met” and the answers “Unsatisfactory” and “Poor” were classified as “not met”. The overall “score” for each Area was calculated by adding together the number of instances of “met” and expressing that as a proportion of the total of “met” + “not met” responses. The “score” is allocated to a “Band” as follows: Band Score range Colour code Band 1 90% or more Band 2 80% - 89% Band 3 70% - 79% Band 4 69% or less The data source is the analysis of National Standards monitoring returns (as stored in NSMART) in the period April – December 2006. 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 Licences 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

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National Standards Monitoring Aggregate – Public Protection April – December 2006 National Standards Monitoring returns
Probation Area Avon & Somerset Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Cheshire County Durham Cumbria Derbyshire Devon/Cornwall Dorset Dyfed/Powys Essex Gloucestershire Greater Manchester Gwent Hampshire Hertfordshire Humberside Kent Lancashire Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire LONDON ALL London East London North London South London West Merseyside Norfolk North Wales North Yorkshire Northamptonshire Northumbria Nottinghamshire South Wales South Yorkshire Staffordshire Suffolk Surrey Sussex Teesside Thames Valley Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands West Yorkshire Wiltshire England and Wales Total met 4819 2896 2134 5114 2919 2660 5023 4962 2210 2447 2749 2298 21486 3630 6290 2785 6474 6222 8440 6331 2775 24047 6122 5939 6427 5559 8820 2950 3600 3701 2126 8839 7336 8024 8174 5931 1620 2943 5806 4888 7192 2221 6608 11639 15579 2287 248995 Total not met 1308 1037 1038 1517 405 629 1591 1231 403 613 850 474 8571 494 2693 1712 1341 1609 2738 1698 579 13894 2901 4242 3955 2796 1867 1022 852 862 1309 1892 1789 1755 2951 1357 632 451 827 784 3128 489 1433 6808 3871 606 81110 % Met 79% 74% 67% 77% 88% 81% 76% 80% 85% 80% 76% 83% 71% 88% 70% 62% 83% 79% 76% 79% 83% 63% 68% 58% 62% 67% 83% 74% 81% 81% 62% 82% 80% 82% 73% 81% 72% 87% 88% 86% 70% 82% 82% 63% 80% 79% 75% Band Band 3 Band 3 Band 4 Band 3 Band 2 Band 2 Band 3 Band 2 Band 2 Band 2 Band 3 Band 2 Band 3 Band 2 Band 3 Band 4 Band 2 Band 3 Band 3 Band 3 Band 2 Band 4 Band 4 Band 4 Band 4 Band 4 Band 2 Band 3 Band 2 Band 2 Band 4 Band 2 Band 2 Band 2 Band 3 Band 2 Band 3 Band 2 Band 2 Band 2 Band 3 Band 2 Band 2 Band 4 Band 2 Band 3 Band 3

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3.

Accredited Programmes - April to December 2006

The national target for accredited programme completions has increased by 17% to 17,500 for 2006-07. Between April and December 2006, 13,661 completions had been achieved against a profiled target of 13,125 (i.e. 104%).
Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Jan-07 Feb-07 Mar-07 1159 2239 3690 5484 7104 8538 10359 11842 13661 1458 2917 4375 5833 7292 8750 10208 11667 13125 14583 16042 17500 79% 77% 84% 94% 97% 98% 101% 102% 104%
Accredited Programme Completions, Cumulative, 2006/7

Actual Profile Percent

20000 18000 16000 14000 12000 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0 Apr-06 May-06

Actual Profile

Jun-06

Jul-06

Aug-06

Sep-06

Oct-06

Nov-06

Dec-06

Jan-07

Feb-07

Mar-07

Year 2001/02 2002/03
2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 (April – December)

Target 6,267 12,000
15,000 15,000 15,000 13,125

Completions 3,431 7,716
13,136 15,595 17,127 13,661

% Achieved 55% 64%
88% 104% 114% 104%

The detailed data show that: • • • 23 areas exceeded their target. 10 areas were within 10% of the target. 9 areas were more than 10% below target. The most serious under-achievers were: • • • • • Cambridgeshire (72%) Devon & Cornwall (75%) Lincolnshire (76%) Sussex (78%) West Mercia (78%)
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The best performing areas were: • • • • • Cheshire (199%) Nottinghamshire (177%) Leicestershire & Rutland (150%) Gloucestershire (138%) Thames Valley (137%)

Accredited Programmes Completions April - December 2006

Region West 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

Completion Actual Percent of completions completion target (profile) achieved target 270 113 259 797 1438 176 516 184 875 128 139 313 144 176 140 1039 177 118 1073 440 515 2322 240 269 213 143 196 1061 227 164 413 653 1457 372 278 153 286 339 1427 329 346 140 125 82 1022 1623 1623 97 152 211 404 863 13125 267 103 203 873 1446 217 550 175 942 152 100 378 193 167 125 1115 353 107 883 539 438 2320 247 402 161 150 346 1306 259 161 354 661 1435 371 350 142 222 465 1550 266 259 152 172 101 950 1745 1745 95 155 215 387 852 13661 99% 92% 78% 110% 101%

Performance

Near miss Near miss Below Above

North East

124% Above 107% Above 95% Near miss 108% 119% 72% 121% 134% 95% 90% 107% 199% 91% 82% 123% 85% 100% 103% 150% 76% 105% 177% 123% 114% 98% 86% 101% 98% 100% 126% 93% 78% 137% 109% 81% 75% 108% 138% 124% 93% Above Below Above Above Near miss Near miss Above Near miss Below Above Below Above Above Below Above Above Above Near miss Below Above Above Above Near miss Below Above Below Below Above Above Above

East

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

108% Above 108% 98% 102% 102% 96% 99% 104% Near miss Above Above Near miss

ENGLAND & WALES

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4.

Unpaid Work, April to December 2006

Last year’s target of 50,000 completions was exceeded by 2%. Performance so far this year is 8% above the target expected for the first three quarters of the year.

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 4033 8582 13486 18138 22614 27277 32013 36758 40634 4167 8333 12500 16667 20833 25000 29167 33333 37500 41667 45833 50000 97% 103% 108% 109% 109% 109% 110% 110% 108%
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 (Apr-December)

Target 30,000 50,000 37,500

Completions 38,473 51,026 40,634

Percent of target 128% 102% 108%

The area breakdown shows: • • • 37 areas exceeded their profiled target 8 areas were within 10% of their target No areas were more than 10% below target

The best performing areas were: • • • Suffolk (136%) Cambridgeshire (132%) Bedfordshire (131%)

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Unpaid Work Completions April - December 2006

Region

Area name

Profiled ECP /Unpaid Target Work Completions 718 275 690 2234 3917 395 999 539 1932 360 509 911 495 560 414 3250 627 416 2684 1029 1221 5977 762 823 382 392 987 3346 765 485 1082 1839 4172 1310 1064 427 786 1109 4695 806 853 356 287 311 2612 1270 1160 1261 1582 5272 278 449 504 1098 2329 37500 767 280 696 2219 3962 487 1060 542 2089 471 674 972 561 551 561 3790 574 447 2904 1048 1242 6215 831 829 422 481 1097 3660 924 480 1068 1858 4330 1413 1273 435 955 1198 5274 791 950 418 309 339 2807 1502 1354 1503 1795 6154 299 453 524 1077 2353 40634

Target Achieved 107% 102% 101% 99% 101%

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 Near miss

North East

123% Above 106% Above 101% Above 108% 131% 132% 107% 113% 98% 136% 117% 92% 107% 108% 102% 102% 104% 109% 101% 111% 123% 111% 109% 121% 99% 99% 101% 104% 108% 120% 102% 122% 108% 112% 98% 111% 117% 108% 109% 107% 118% 117% 119% 113% 117% 107% 101% 104% 98% 101% 108% Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Near miss Above Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Near miss

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 to December 2006

The national target of 4,000 successful completions was narrowly missed in 2005-06. This target has been increased by 25% to 5,000 for 2006-07. Progress towards this target has exceeded expectations by 11%.
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-07 384 803 1222 1669 2127 2625 3103 3639 4178 417 833 1250 1667 2083 2500 2917 3333 3750 4167 4583 5000 92% 96% 98% 100% 102% 105% 106% 109% 111%
DTTO/DRR, Completions Cumulative, 2006/7

Actual Profile Percent

6000

5000 Actual 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 (April-December)

Target 4,000 3,750

Completions 3,977 4,178

Percent of target 99% 111%

The area breakdown shows that: • • • 31 areas met or exceeded their profiled target. A further 5 were within 10% of meeting the profiled target 9 areas were below target The most serious under-achievers were: • • • • Cumbria (69%) County Durham (73%) Warwickshire (75%) West Midlands (76%)

The best performing areas were: • • • • Dyfed/Powys (167%) Derbyshire (153%) Leicestershire & Rutland (151%) Dorset (142%)

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Region

Area name

Profiled Completions Target target Achieved 73 26 64 245 407 38 100 61 199 37 40 77 49 36 26 264 41 26 258 124 148 596 57 67 44 47 108 323 83 50 108 182 423 74 94 40 75 123 406 97 84 36 29 40 285 153 140 154 164 610 36 51 44 107 239 3750 67 19 73 186 345 28 132 52 212 43 36 90 55 46 22 292 47 18 316 161 120 662 87 101 47 45 114 394 98 50 99 196 443 89 112 55 70 131 457 118 110 51 25 43 347 206 171 173 192 742 60 54 35 135 284 4178 92% 75% 115% 76% 85%

Performance Near miss Below Above Below

West Midlands Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands Regional Sub Total North East 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

73% Below 132% Above 86% Below 107% 117% 91% 118% 113% 128% 84% 111% 116% 69% 122% 130% 81% 111% 153% 151% 106% 97% 106% 122% 119% 100% 92% 108% 105% 120% 119% 138% 93% 107% 113% 122% 131% 142% 88% 108% 122% 135% 123% 113% 117% 122% 167% 106% 79% 126% 119% 111% Above Near miss Above Above Above Below Above Below Above Above Below Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Below Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Below Above

East

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 is the number of successful completions, but it is important that areas do all they can to maximise commencements. The table and chart below show the number of commencements between April and December 2006.
DRR Commencements 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 1099 2446 3775 4997 6343 7590 8974 10299 11340 1333 2667 4000 5333 6667 8000 9333 10667 12000 13333 14667 16000 82% 92% 94% 94% 95% 95% 96% 97% 95%
DTTO/DRR, Commencements Cumulative, 2006/7

Actual Profile Percent

18000 16000 14000 12000 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0 Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06

Actual Profile

Jul-06

Aug-06

Sep-06

Oct-06

Nov-06

Dec-06

Jan-07

Feb-07

Mar-07

Year 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 (April – December)

Target 6,000 6,000 9,000 13,000 16,000 12,000

Commencements 4,842 6,140 8,519 10,322 14,001 11,340

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

The area breakdown shows that: • • • 12 areas exceeded their profiled target. A further 9 were within 10% of meeting the target Leaving 24 areas, below target The most serious under-achievers were: • • • • • North Wales (51%) Gloucestershire (51%) North Yorkshire (58%) Suffolk (59%) County Durham (59%)
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The best performing areas were: • • • • • London West (138%) Greater Manchester (127%) London South (125%) Staffordshire (123%) Leicestershire & Rutland (122%)

DRR Commencements April 2006 - December 2006

Region

Area name

Profiled Starts Target target Achieved 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 98 109 900 454 416 460 488 1819 105 158 150 340 753 289 61 160 678 1188 96 275 153 524 79 130 220 114 119 73 735 145 73 918 398 462 1996 175 256 151 130 271 983 224 77 301 520 1122 319 222 109 206 340 1196 226 269 94 50 111 750 510 576 448 608 2142 104 149 76 375 704 123% 67% 74% 85% 88%

Performance Above Below Below Below

West Midlands Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands Regional Sub Total North East 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

59% Below 71% Below 81% Below 71% 66% 97% 78% 71% 74% 59% 75% 72% 66% 127% 112% 106% 109% 82% 122% 118% 98% 99% 103% 94% 58% 84% 89% 85% 93% 72% 85% 81% 103% 88% 80% 91% 82% 51% 102% 83% 112% 138% 97% 125% 118% 99% 94% 51% 110% 94% 95% Below Near miss Below Below Below Below Below Below Above Above Above Below Above Above Near miss Near miss Near miss Below Below Below Near miss Below Below Below Above Below Near miss Below Below Above Above Above Near miss Above Near miss Near miss Below Above

East

North West

East Midlands

Yorkshire & Humberside

South East

South West

London

Wales

12000 11340

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6. Skills for Life - April to December 2006 Skills for Life: Starts
The number of starts achieved in the first nine months of 2006-07 is 14% above the target for this period

Skills for Life: Starts against Profiled target
Actual Profile Percent Apr-06 May-06 Jun-06 Jul-06 Aug-06 Sep-06 Oct-06 Nov-06 Dec-06 Jan-07 Feb-07 Mar-07 3381 7677 11879 16082 20341 25259 30793 36890 40976 4000 8000 12000 16000 20000 24000 28000 32000 36000 40000 44000 48000 85% 96% 99% 101% 102% 105% 110% 115% 114%
Skills for Life: Cumulative Starts, 2006/7

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 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 (April-December)

Target 6,000 16,000 32,000 40,000 36,000

Commencements 5,983 14,971 34,199 44,972 40,976

Percent of target 100% 94% 107% 112% 114%

The area breakdown on the next page shows that: • 24 areas exceeded their target. • A further 8 areas were within 10% of the target. • 13 areas were more than 10% below their target. The best performing areas were: • • • • Wiltshire (241%) Lancashire (195%) North Wales (183%) Lincolnshire (170%) The most serious under-achievers were: • • • • West Yorkshire (44%) South Yorkshire (77%) Bedfordshire (77%) West Mercia (79%)

No awards targets have been set for 2006-07. The number of awards is still monitored, however, and is shown overleaf for the first nine months in comparison with the equivalent period in 2005-06.
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Skills for Life, April - December 2006
Region Area Profiled Starts Target 704 275 653 2398 4030 488 1165 566 2219 359 402 845 484 485 373 2947 607 334 2163 1069 1303 5475 639 632 383 400 824 2877 712 399 1079 1762 3951 1031 926 383 758 987 4086 851 883 344 295 326 2699 1474 1201 1146 1638 5459 315 474 451 1019 2258 36000 Starts % Profiled Performance Target against Achieved starts 105% 125% 79% 125% 114% Above Above Below Above Awards Awards DiffApr-Dec erence 05 213 72 145 676 1106 188 170 228 586 90 136 280 194 134 241 1075 109 164 749 393 380 1795 151 214 149 137 228 879 287 99 294 415 1095 229 362 99 193 327 1210 506 314 117 59 56 1052 267 458 475 400 1600 61 118 170 367 716 11114 -70 -26 -14 -126 -236 -40 -28 26 -42 -52 -61 4 -72 6 -191 -366 -21 -116 -268 -257 -171 -833 53 22 -9 17 -23 60 -77 -66 -22 -315 -480 -100 -230 -53 101 -185 -467 -59 -30 -50 40 57 -42 -24 -171 -131 -83 -409 -4 47 -64 -159 -180 -2995

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

741 344 516 3008 4609 594 1557 586 2737 277 471 876 523 543 329 3019 723 382 2434 2089 1821 7449 630 606 651 449 851 3187 707 347 826 780 2660 1277 949 306 787 857 4176 1284 1180 555 457 785 4261 1338 1307 1375 2205 6225 256 436 823 1138 2653 40976

143 46 131 550 870 148 142 254 544 38 75 284 122 140 50 709 88 48 481 136 209 962 204 236 140 154 205 939 210 33 272 100 615 129 132 46 294 142 743 447 284 67 99 113 1010 243 287 344 317 1191 57 165 106 208 536 8119

North East

122% Above 134% Above 103% Above 123% 77% 117% 104% 108% 112% 88% 102% 119% 114% 113% 195% 140% 136% 99% 96% 170% 112% 103% 111% 99% 87% 77% 44% 67% 124% 102% 80% 104% 87% 102% 151% 134% 161% 155% 241% 158% 91% 109% 120% 135% 114% 81% 92% 183% 112% 117% Below Above Above Above Above Below Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Near miss Above Above Above Near miss Below Below Below Above Above Below Above Below Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Below Near miss Above Above

East

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

114% Above

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7.

Race and Ethnic Monitoring

Home Secretary’s Race Equality Targets – Monitoring at December 2005
At the end of December 2005, 12.1% of NPS staff were from minority ethnic backgrounds, up from 10.9% a year earlier and 9.8% in 2000. This is against a target of 8.4% set for 2009. All regional targets have been exceeded. The breakdown by region is set out below.
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% 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 results for completeness of data on offenders (from order and licence commencements during April to December 2006) are shown on the next page. (All returns had been received by the time this report was prepared so have been treated as timely). Data on staffing for 2006-07 will be added at the end of the year when they are known.

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Offenders starting orders and licences, April - December 2006

Region/Area

Orders % with valid ethnic code 99% 99% 95% 98% 97% 97% 98% 97% 97% 97% 99% 97% 97% 97% 97% 94% 99% 100% 98% 97% 98% 99% 99% 98% 97% 98% 98% 99% 99% 93% 97% 95% 97% 91% 98% 100% 98% 98% 98% 98% 98% 99% 96% 100% 99% 98% 98% 99% 95% 97% 97% 97%

Pre & Post release % with valid No ethnic ethnic code code 6 10 18 34 19 3 75 104 33 234 12 9 31 52 104 23 17 5 16 19 80 6 3 23 138 170 28 12 21 23 18 8 110 373 102 7 27 35 29 198 33 10 10 6 3 62 1 6 20 25 52 1,420 98% 99% 96% 98% 97% 99% 95% 95% 97% 96% 98% 97% 97% 96% 97% 95% 96% 98% 95% 97% 96% 99% 98% 97% 97% 97% 91% 97% 97% 93% 94% 97% 95% 91% 92% 99% 92% 95% 96% 95% 93% 98% 96% 97% 98% 96% 99% 98% 95% 97% 97% 96%

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 1,507 4,333 2,258 8,098 2,429 1,475 4,747 9,432 4,284 22,367 2,569 1,834 4,377 7,427 16,207 2,634 2,715 1,440 1,409 3,561 11,759 2,623 1,208 2,377 7,958 14,166 1,219 1,797 3,397 2,106 1,791 1,314 11,624 16,546 4,285 3,391 1,477 3,069 3,814 15,618 2,409 2,315 1,397 1,150 1,136 8,407 1,014 1,748 1,713 3,976 8,451 133,661

No ethnic code 20 63 112 195 79 41 77 279 133 609 16 47 147 229 439 158 14 1 25 95 293 29 12 43 240 324 28 19 27 138 62 64 338 1,506 70 8 32 66 79 254 58 26 56 3 10 153 25 24 90 133 272 4,384

Total starts 271 762 514 1547 661 258 1,420 2,197 1,317 5,853 710 323 1,098 1,461 3,592 488 483 229 349 659 2,208 558 175 888 4,223 5,844 315 346 653 334 312 281 2241 4,304 1,208 747 327 675 778 3,623 476 482 261 238 192 1649 152 324 383 953 1,812 32,786

Performance: All Orders & Licences (Target = 95%) 99% 99% 95% 98% 97% 97% 98% 97% 97% 97% 99% 97% 97% 97% 97% 94% 99% 100% 98% 97% 97% 99% 99% 98% 97% 98% 96% 99% 99% 93% 96% 95% 97% 91% 97% 100% 97% 97% 98% 98% 97% 99% 96% 99% 99% 98% 98% 99% 95% 97% 97% 97%

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8.

Sickness Absence - April to December 2006

From 1st July 2001, local areas were required to monitor sickness absence using a standard format and provide quarterly monitoring returns to the NPD. Reporting was increased to monthly in July 2002. The target for 2002/03 was 10 days sickness absence or fewer per employee per year. This was reduced to an average of 9 days per employee for 2003/04 and has remained at 9 days since. For the period April to December 2006, four areas achieved the target by having fewer than nine days sickness per staff year compared with five for 2005-06. However, twelve areas are achieving the old target by having fewer than ten days. Twenty-nine areas exceeded ten days.

The best performing areas were: • • • • Leicestershire & Rutland (8.5) North Yorkshire (8.7) Lincolnshire (9.0) Essex (9.0)

The most serious under-achievers were: • • • • • London West (15.1) Gloucestershire (14.9) Cumbria (14.6) London East (14.2) West Midlands (14.2)

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

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Sickness Absence, April - December 2006
Region Area Short Long DDA term term related sickness sickness sickness 1798 714 1631 8293 12436 899 2684 850 4433 1167 1306 1810 735 1366 979 7363 2033 754 4200 2504 2900 12393 1405 1794 1019 701 1958 6877 1877 755 2914 3545 9091 3519 1350 1107 1487 3345 10808 3196 1773 778 654 588 6989 2434 2781 2938 2721 10874 820 1113 746 2197 4876 86138 1100 917 1058 6339 9414 1546 2588 1656 5789 613 828 1225 1263 876 637 5441 2139 1145 8381 2538 2557 16760 1301 755 410 750 1956 5173 1842 616 3026 2976 8460 2547 2314 807 1434 3152 10254 1172 1974 811 1106 847 5910 3797 3620 4012 4809 16238 836 823 1183 3015 5857 89296 183 53 222 150 608 197 1184 55 1436 30 431 0 144 261 19 884 159 64 241 462 538 1465 140 127 161 429 595 1452 4 100 657 573 1334 33 4 453 0 137 627 452 165 333 126 125 1201 0 0 0 104 104 0 0 0 94 94 Total days lost 3080 1684 2911 14782 22458 2642 6456 2561 11658 1810 2564 3035 2142 2503 1635 13688 4331 1963 12823 5504 5996 30617 2846 2677 1591 1880 4509 13502 3723 1471 6597 7094 18885 6099 3667 2367 2921 6633 21688 4820 3912 1921 1886 1560 14100 6230 6401 6950 7634 27216 1656 1936 1929 5306 10827 Average Performance Ave Ave Total Ave days (Target = 9 days staff days days days or years Short Long DDA - absence fewer) term term related 311 185 296 1041 1833 223 490 252 965 174 184 335 221 222 165 1302 328 135 1057 435 565 2519 272 314 176 170 423 1356 348 169 510 782 1809 446 368 196 309 488 1807 438 373 202 127 133 1272 438 537 540 505 2020 168 204 196 463 1031 5.8 3.9 5.5 8.0 6.8 4.0 5.5 3.4 4.6 6.7 7.1 5.4 3.3 6.2 5.9 5.7 6.2 5.6 4.0 5.8 5.1 4.9 5.2 5.7 5.8 4.1 4.6 5.1 5.4 4.5 5.7 4.5 5.0 7.9 3.7 5.7 4.8 6.9 6.0 7.3 4.7 3.8 5.2 4.4 5.5 5.6 5.2 5.4 5.4 5.4 4.9 5.5 3.8 4.7 4.7 5.4 3.5 5.0 3.6 6.1 5.1 6.9 5.3 6.6 6.0 3.5 4.5 3.7 5.7 3.9 3.9 4.2 6.5 8.5 7.9 5.8 4.5 6.7 4.8 2.4 2.3 4.4 4.6 3.8 5.3 3.6 5.9 3.8 4.7 5.7 6.3 4.1 4.6 6.5 5.7 2.7 5.3 4.0 8.7 6.4 4.6 8.7 6.7 7.4 9.5 8.0 5.0 4.0 6.0 6.5 5.7 5.6 0.6 0.3 0.8 0.1 0.3 0.9 2.4 0.2 1.5 0.2 2.3 0.0 0.7 1.2 0.1 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.2 1.1 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.9 2.5 1.4 1.1 0.0 0.6 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.1 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 1.0 0.4 1.6 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.6 9.9 9.1 9.8 14.2 12.2 Near miss Near miss Near miss Above

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

North East

11.9 Above 13.2 Above 10.2 Above 12.1 10.4 13.9 9.0 9.7 11.3 9.9 10.5 13.2 14.6 12.1 12.7 10.6 12.2 10.5 8.5 9.0 11.0 10.6 10.0 10.7 8.7 12.9 9.1 10.4 13.7 10.0 12.1 9.5 13.6 12.0 11.0 10.5 9.5 14.9 11.8 11.1 14.2 11.9 12.9 15.1 13.5 9.9 9.5 9.8 11.5 10.5 11.6 Above Above Near miss Near miss Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Above Above Below Near miss Above Above Above Below Above Near miss Above Near miss Above Near miss Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Near miss Near miss Above

East

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

9204 184638 15914

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9.

Victim Contact – April to September 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 September 2006

15,041 15,904 15,647 15,539 15,715 7,582

Number of victims contacted within 8 weeks 9,523 12,949 14,276 14,504 14,474 7,026

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

Further analysis of the figures shows that: • • • 39 areas met or exceeded the 85% target Two areas were within 5% of the target One area fell short of the target by 10% or more

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Victim Contact
All Cases, April 2006 - September 2006 Region Area/Region Number of No. contacted Target Performance named within 8 weeks achieved victims 152 134 88% On or Above 85 76 89% On or Above 105 99 94% On or Above 568 524 92% On or Above 758 699 92% 246 170 60 476 98 102 115 68 106 79 568 115 60 240 270 595 1280 139 104 85 92 225 645 181 126 251 300 858 227 167 88 176 233 891 162 43 64 66 173 508 1178 124 105 184 7 420 240 166 60 466 79 99 112 62 97 79 528 102 53 210 256 570 1191 121 104 84 90 214 613 167 113 232 282 794 180 159 87 163 205 794 144 43 51 64 165 467 1081 110 102 174 7 393 98% On or Above 98% On or Above 100% On or Above 98% 81% 97% 97% 91% 92% 100% 93% 89% 88% 88% 95% 96% 93% 87% 100% 99% 98% 95% 95% 92% 90% 92% 94% 93% 79% 95% 99% 93% 88% 89% 89% 100% 80% 97% 95% 92% Near miss 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 Below 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

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% 97% 95% 100% 94% On or Above On or Above On or Above On or Above

England & Wales

7582

7026

93% On or Above
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10.

Court Report Timeliness – April to December 2006

The following new target for court report timeliness has been 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 78% of court reports within the relevant timescale. 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, April December 2006
Area/Region Total FDRs in FDRs in FDRs 1 day 5 days % in 1 % in 5 days days PM1 All % of reports reports that are FDRs 2252 24% 907 21% 1712 23% 7422 43% 12293 35% 1416 32% 4223 49% 1962 33% 7601 41% 784 27% 1150 14% 2366 16% 1699 35% 1380 56% 864 13% 8243 27% 1795 30% 1111 25% 7094 68% 3155 39% 3854 29% 17009 47% 1989 26% 1922 27% 1182 20% 1260 37% 2973 33% 9326 29% 1835 40% 1295 44% 3381 27% 5650 28% 12161 31% 3298 50% 2389 17% 1118 29% 2195 29% 3079 36% 12079 34% 2211 13% 2414 39% 1057 15% 822 44% 869 21% 7373 26% 15280 844 1407 1457 3189 6897 108262 57% 15% 15% 42% 36% 31% 38%

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

541 192 398 3226 4357 449 2052 638 3139 208 156 387 596 770 110 2227 539 283 4815 1219 1133 7989 517 523 241 464 967 2712 736 573 905 1571 3785 1640 405 326 629 1120 4120 288 950 159 363 186 1946 8737 124 206 617 1159 2106 41118

516 192 348 821 1877 400 1683 595 2678 196 119 367 471 538 103 1794 530 234 3246 1129 1001 6140 496 487 230 397 935 2545 529 476 838 1565 3408 1248 234 66 392 486 2426 137 862 101 267 157 1524 4344 113 188 485 1092 1878 28614

516 192 349 1014 2071 412 1698 600 2710 197 125 367 477 564 104 1834 531 237 3431 1144 1014 6357 504 489 232 399 938 2562 553 484 845 1565 3447 1289 247 81 424 510 2551 158 872 104 295 158 1587 4753 118 193 496 1100 1907 29779

95% 100% 87% 25% 43% 89% 82% 93% 85% 94% 76% 95% 79% 70% 94% 81% 98% 83% 67% 93% 88% 77% 96% 93% 95% 86% 97% 94% 72% 83% 93% 100% 90% 76% 58% 20% 62% 43% 59% 48% 91% 64% 74% 84% 78% 50% 91% 91% 79% 94% 89% 70%

95% 100% 88% 31% 48% 92% 83% 94% 86% 95% 80% 95% 80% 73% 95% 82% 99% 84% 71% 94% 89% 80% 97% 93% 96% 86% 97% 94% 75% 84% 93% 100% 91% 79% 61% 25% 67% 46% 62% 55% 92% 65% 81% 85% 82% 54% 95% 94% 80% 95% 91% 72%

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Standard Delivery Reports, April December 2006
Area/Region Total SDRs in % in 15 SDRs 15 days days 1580 688 1167 3688 7123 888 1933 1228 4049 532 917 1880 1050 559 700 5638 1198 780 2116 1818 2451 8363 1366 1345 872 763 1800 6146 977 671 2132 3822 7602 1506 1795 755 1463 1785 7304 1742 1310 869 406 644 4971 5628 666 1115 789 1817 4387 61211 1208 484 956 3070 5718 734 1751 1065 3550 295 486 1377 741 489 605 3993 820 604 1565 1376 1796 6161 1114 1262 630 715 1574 5295 840 567 1668 3272 6347 854 1455 510 890 869 4578 1379 1013 456 355 567 3770 4349 521 939 372 1501 3333 47094 76% 70% 82% 83% 80% 83% 91% 87% 88% 55% 53% 73% 71% 87% 86% 71% 68% 77% 74% 76% 73% 74% 82% 94% 72% 94% 87% 86% 86% 85% 78% 86% 83% 57% 81% 68% 61% 49% 63% 79% 77% 52% 87% 88% 76% 77% 78% 84% 47% 83% 76% 77% Total Ric % in 10 RiC SDRs in days SDRs 10 days 131 25 19% 27 14 52% 147 60 41% 508 268 53% 813 367 45% 79 29 37% 238 162 68% 96 84 88% 413 275 67% 42 11 26% 67 19 28% 99 23 23% 53 9 17% 49 21 43% 52 25 48% 362 108 30% 58 9 16% 48 14 29% 163 57 35% 118 82 69% 251 63 25% 638 225 35% 106 53 50% 54 32 59% 69 22 32% 33 5 15% 206 131 64% 468 243 52% 122 64 52% 51 19 37% 344 209 61% 257 171 67% 774 463 60% 152 35 23% 178 96 54% 37 7 19% 98 56 57% 145 27 19% 610 221 36% 165 104 63% 137 77 56% 29 11 38% 53 42 79% 39 25 64% 423 259 61% 915 54 86 51 213 404 5820 174 43 78 17 148 286 2621 19% 80% 91% 33% 69% 71% 45%

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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Crown Court Reports, April - December 2006
Area/Region Total Reports for Crown Court 760 217 616 3118 4711 568 1104 718 2390 185 371 848 350 464 306 2524 649 298 3325 1391 1542 7205 715 626 326 285 885 2837 833 347 1039 1600 3819 1157 656 342 591 835 3581 842 626 392 294 241 2395 5601 266 434 429 1187 2316 37379 % Total Meeting meeting deadline Court Deadline 743 98% 205 94% 529 86% 2953 95% 4430 94% 515 91% 1068 97% 579 81% 2162 90% 174 94% 363 98% 825 97% 319 91% 455 98% 304 99% 2440 97% 629 97% 290 97% 3242 98% 1350 97% 1501 97% 7012 97% 710 99% 618 99% 321 98% 279 98% 845 95% 2773 98% 810 97% 342 99% 1001 96% 1542 96% 3695 97% 1091 94% 626 95% 320 94% 571 97% 789 94% 3397 95% 769 91% 596 95% 384 98% 289 98% 231 96% 2269 95% 5371 246 429 409 1107 2191 35740 96% 92% 99% 95% 93% 95% 96%

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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All Reports (Performance Target 4) April - December 2006
Area/Region All All met % Meeting target

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

3012 1124 2328 10540 17004 1984 5327 2680 9991 967 1511 3214 2049 1842 1168 10751 2444 1409 10419 4546 5377 24195 2704 2548 1508 1545 3858 12163 2668 1642 4420 7250 15980 4455 3034 1460 2781 3885 15615 3037 3023 1449 1116 1110 9735 20881 1110 1841 1886 4376 9213 145528

2492 895 1893 7112 12392 1678 4664 2323 8665 676 987 2592 1540 1503 1037 8335 1988 1142 8110 3937 4361 19538 2373 2399 1203 1396 3485 10856 2243 1404 3716 6550 13913 3228 2411 903 1909 2171 10622 2389 2548 952 953 980 7822 14238 923 1634 1283 3848 7688 114069

83% 80% 81% 67% 73% 85% 88% 87% 87% 70% 65% 81% 75% 82% 89% 78% 81% 81% 78% 87% 81% 81% 88% 94% 80% 90% 90% 89% 84% 86% 84% 90% 87% 72% 79% 62% 69% 56% 68% 79% 84% 66% 85% 88% 80% 68% 83% 89% 68% 88% 83% 78%

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11.

Employment – April to December 2006

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 has been 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

Data for the first nine months of the year shows that 32% more offenders were placed in employment than the target for this period. Furthermore, the NPS is less than 100 placements short of hitting the end of year target with a quarter of the year remaining. 42 areas exceeded the target and only one area failed to get within 10% of the target (by just 1%).

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-07 979 2393 4135 5896 7627 9408 11731 13734 14906 1250 2500 3750 5000 6250 7500 8750 10000 11250 12500 13750 15000 78% 96% 110% 118% 122% 125% 134% 137% 132%
Offenders into Employment, 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: • • • • Teesside (192%) Dorset (184%) Nottinghamshire (173%) Northamptonshire (164%)

Over the same period performance against the Measure (the number of offenders placed into employment which is retained for 4 weeks) is running at 117% of profiled target.

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Offender Employment - April to December 2006

Region

Area name

Profiled Offenders Target into Employment

Target Achieved

Performance

Target Profiled Offenders Achieved Target into Employment Retained for 4 weeks 176 69 163 599 1007 122 291 142 555 90 101 211 121 121 93 737 152 83 541 267 326 1369 160 158 96 100 206 719 178 100 270 440 988 258 232 96 190 247 1022 213 221 86 74 82 675 368 300 287 410 1365 79 119 113 255 565 9000 215 98 149 601 1063 202 162 223 587 98 150 213 104 122 109 796 179 91 566 312 408 1556 177 216 85 97 294 869 200 160 368 522 1250 392 347 62 125 256 1182 353 299 91 83 103 929 475 329 463 360 1627 107 127 183 290 707 10566 122% 143% 91% 100% 106%

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

220 86 204 749 1259 153 364 177 694 112 126 264 151 151 116 921 190 104 676 334 407 1711 200 197 120 125 258 899 223 125 337 551 1235 322 290 120 237 308 1277 266 276 108 92 102 843 461 375 359 512 1706 98 148 141 318 706 11250

262 134 255 664 1315 211 447 339 997 160 196 240 199 237 151 1183 268 149 842 506 575 2340 236 274 133 205 446 1294 330 163 494 808 1795 479 417 117 285 375 1673 394 447 198 147 122 1308 587 401 505 571 2064 137 198 200 402 937 14906

119% 156% 125% 89% 104%

Above Above Above Below

Above Above Near miss Above

North East

138% Above 123% Above 192% Above 144% 143% 156% 91% 132% 157% 130% 128% 141% 143% 125% 151% 141% 137% 118% 139% 111% 164% 173% 144% 148% 131% 147% 147% 145% 149% 144% 98% 120% 122% 131% 148% 162% 184% 159% 120% 155% 127% 107% 141% 112% 121% 139% 134% 142% 126% 133% 132% Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Near miss Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above

165% Above 56% Below 157% Above 106% 109% 149% 101% 86% 101% 117% 108% 118% 109% 105% 117% 125% 114% 111% 137% 89% 97% 143% 121% 112% 161% 136% 119% 127% 152% 150% 65% 66% 104% 116% 166% 136% 106% 112% 126% 138% 129% 110% 162% 88% 119% 136% 107% 162% 114% 125% 117% Above Above Above Below Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Below Near miss Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Below Below Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Above Below 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 scores, which relate solely 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 scorecard highlights a number of important results: It shows a large positive overall score for the service which indicates a high performance level. Only five areas are below zero – down from 18 at Quarter 2. There is less volatility than previously with 3 areas moving up more than 10 places and just one area moving down more that 10 places. The lowest score is -38; last time it was -95, and the highest score is now 144; last time it was 98. This indicates all areas moving in the right direction and the gap between top and bottom reducing. There has been a large improvement on 3 strands of the business, most notably on interventions, but a lower score on efficiency and effectiveness due to a decline in the sickness absence indicator. It is also noticeable that the areas at the top are strong across all strands, where previously some weak results were offset by stronger performance in the other strands. Just 4 areas moved more than 10 places in either direction since the previous quarter: • • • • Northamptonshire +16, strong on public protection, unpaid work and employment. County Durham +16, Only weaknesses are DRRs and sickness absence Hertfordshire +13, Improvement across the board; enforcement remains a concern Cumbria –13, DRR completions and sickness absence.

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Weighted Scorecard Q3, 2006-07

Offender Interventions Public Efficiency and Overall Management Protection effectiveness Performance Area name Humberside Nottinghamshire Lincolnshire Leicestershire & Rutland Wiltshire Dorset Staffordshire County Durham Sussex Northamptonshire Dyfed/Powys Gloucestershire Northumbria Bedfordshire Kent Essex Lancashire Devon & Cornwall Cheshire Derbyshire Gwent South Wales North Yorkshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Suffolk Thames Valley Warwickshire Norfolk Hertfordshire North Wales Hampshire West Mercia London South Merseyside London North Avon & Somerset London East Cambridgeshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Surrey Teesside London West West Midlands Overall Performance 22 21 29 28 19 15 38 28 26 -2 21 26 14 13 12 36 9 4 19 31 22 7 10 24 8 22 -9 9 3 -13 7 9 -11 2 5 -7 -6 -3 -7 4 -19 1 -45 -7 -6 410 65 51 17 45 54 64 23 47 26 49 34 41 49 60 70 25 53 34 38 42 23 30 13 7 33 24 43 6 30 59 19 47 8 49 6 56 22 62 24 -4 10 2 9 47 -14 1495 48 44 49 21 33 25 30 24 35 43 23 31 25 8 -18 0 23 28 33 10 9 34 20 41 17 4 26 13 16 5 19 -1 23 14 17 7 6 4 10 21 0 0 29 -24 2 827 9 1 20 20 3 2 12 0 8 1 7 -13 -7 -2 15 16 -9 8 -15 -11 13 -5 12 -19 -9 -3 -13 16 -7 -11 -6 -17 8 -38 0 -33 -3 -45 -11 -14 8 -9 -5 -50 -20 -195 144 116 115 114 110 107 103 99 95 90 86 85 82 79 79 77 76 75 74 72 66 66 55 52 48 47 46 44 41 41 38 38 29 28 27 24 20 17 16 7 -2 -6 -12 -33 -38 2538

Position Position Differnow last time ence 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 4 2 6 5 7 9 24 8 26 14 3 12 16 25 18 13 10 17 20 15 19 23 11 32 22 33 21 36 43 39 29 31 37 34 30 27 28 35 38 40 42 41 45 44 0 2 -1 2 0 1 2 16 -1 16 3 -9 -1 2 10 2 -4 -8 -2 0 -6 -3 0 -13 7 -4 6 -7 7 13 8 -3 -2 3 -1 -6 -10 -10 -4 -2 -1 0 -2 1 -1

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150

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

BAND 1

100

BAND 2

50

BAND 3

0

BAND 4

-50

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