Human Resources

Workforce Information Report
Contact Details
If you require further copies of this report, please contact Stefan Hendry, Assistant HR Manager Workforce Planning & Information on 020 7217 8556 or by email at: stefan.hendry3@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk If you have any comments on this report, please e-mail your comments to: NPD.workforceinforeport@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Issue 08 September 2005

CONTENTS
Contact Details Headline Figures Supplementary Notes Staff in Post By Staff Group Staffing Ratios Detailed Breakdown of Staff in Post Operational Staff Support Staff Change in Staff in Post by Area Vacancy Levels Operational Staff Support Staff Starters and Leavers By Staff Group By Area By Region Regional Attrition Rates Destination of Leavers Health and Safety 22 22 27 29 29 30 13 16 2 3 5 7 9 1 1 2

Headline Figures
• At the end of Quarter 1 2005/2006 (1 April – 30 June 2005) there were a total of 20,020.35 FTE staff in the NPS (including NPD and Chief Officers) 14,706.11 of these staff were employed in an operational capacity (73.46%), with the remaining 5,314.24 FTE employed as support staff (26.54%). The overall ratio of support to operational staff in the NPS was 1:2.77 at the end of the quarter The total number of staff employed by the NPS has decreased since last quarter, down by 108.40 FTE or 0.54%. However, this fall is the result of 194.30 FTE from the NPD transferring to NOMS HQ. If NPD is excluded, the rest of the NPS has actually grown by 85.89 FTE (0.43%) 7 of the 10 Regions in the NPS have experienced a modest increase in staff numbers of less than 1%. The exception is the East Midlands region, which has grown by 1.72% since last quarter. Any decreases have been similarly minor The national attrition rate for the 12 months to the close of Quarter 1 2005/2006 stands at 9.21%, which is a continuation of the decreases seen in recent quarters (down from 10.24% for the 12 months to Quarter 4 2004/2005) Active operational and support vacancies have increased substantially since last quarter, up by 445.23 and 180.74 FTE respectively. However, almost all of this increase originates from the fact that this is the first quarter in which London has been able to provide figures for active vacancies. In addition, London’s figures are noticeably higher than

in other regions due to the fact that they are recruiting to achieve a 10% increase in staff, as well as backfill existing vacancies • The frequency rate of ‘3 day lost time’ accidents has fallen in Quarter 1 2005/2006 (down by 7.07%) following a short lived rise in the previous quarter, while the same rate for ‘1 to 3 day lost time’ accidents has risen by 8.71% The rate of accidents (calculated as accidents per FTE) continues to be relatively steady across the NPS Regions. However, the East Midlands and Wales Regions have shown a sharp increase in the current quarter. A similar increase has been observed in London, but this is due to improvements in reporting rather than any change to the rate of accidents in the Region

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Supplementary Notes
This report covers the period 1 April to 30 June 2005 (Quarter 1), and has been compiled using data submitted by the 42 Probation Areas, and the National Probation Directorate (NPD). The material has not previously been published. • • Data contained within this report on staff numbers represents a snap-shot at the 30 June 2005 Data from Quarter 4 2004/2005 has been included where appropriate for comparison, as well as from previous quarters where necessary The data contained within the report is not directly comparable with previous data collected through RDS Probation Statistics In a small number of Areas the staff in post figures are not entirely consistent with the number of starters and leavers in the period. These can be accounted for as follows:The terminology used within this report is defined as follows: FTE – Full time equivalent. Establishment – the number of staff for which budgetary provision has been made, which may be subject to revision and reallocation during the course of the year. The systems in a small number of Areas are not set up to report on establishment levels and separate provisions have been made to collate the relevant information. Vacancy – a post that is being actively recruited to. Operational Staff – represents those staff whose work involves direct contact with offenders on a daily basis. Support Staff – all other staff employed within the Service. It is acknowledged that some staff categorised within this group may have some contact with offenders. Attrition – calculated as the number of leavers/average number of staff in post over the period. At Area level, attrition includes those who have left that Area but who have remained within the Service. At national level, such leavers are not included, as they do not represent attrition from the Service.

- Changes in the working hours of existing
employees

- Reorganisation of Area business units that has in
turn affected categorization of job groups

- Local adjustments to categorisation of staff into
job groups, and interpretations of the boundaries of job groups

Staff in Post
On 30 June 2005 there were 20,020.35 FTE staff employed across the NPS (including those employed in the NPD and Chief Officers). This is a decrease in staff of 108.40 FTE (0.54%) on figures reported at the close of Quarter 4 2004/2005. However, all of this decrease can be attributed to the loss of 194.30 FTE from the NPD as a result of a large portion of the NPD being transferred to NOMS HQ. Tables 1, 2 (page 2), and 3 (page 3) breakdown these overall staffing figures by job group. Table 1 – Staff in Post by Job Group (Operational)
Quarter 1 Change on Change on Quarter Ye ar 05/06 Senior Probation Officer Senior Practitioner Probation Officer Trainee Probation Officer Probation Services Officer Psychologist Other Operational Staff 1171.50 357.96 4940.38 1744.61 5965.05 17.00 509.61 14706.11 - 2.53 - 12.28 - 81.98 - 11.00 + 115.06 - 2.40 - 63.76 - 58.89 + 31.44 + 10.57 + 170.51 - 74.61 + 497.28 - 7.00 - 64.33 + 563.86

Probation Areas – Operational Staff
During Quarter 1 there has been a small decrease in operational staff of 58.89 FTE (0.40%) on those employed at the close of the previous quarter.

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Small decreases of up to 3% have been recorded in almost all operational job groups. One of the obvious Chart 1 – Ranked % Change in Staff Numbers by Job exceptions is the Probation Services Officer (PSO) job Group (Operational, Quarter 1 only) group, which has continued to grow, up by 115.06 FTE (1.97%) across the quarter. 1.97% Probation Services Officer The small losses observed across the operational category in general continue to be consistent with the seasonal pattern of operational staff numbers in the NPS. The yearly intake of new TPOs, and linked increases in subsequent senior operational grades, has been completed. The relevant job groups will now be subject to natural wastage through until the commencement of the next intake. This should mean that there will be continuing small losses through until Quarter 3 of the present financial year.
Senior Probation Officer Trainee Probation Officer Probation Officer Senior Practitioner Other Operational Staff Psychologist Operational Group
-0.40% -0.22% -0.63% -1.63% -3.32% -11.12% -12.37%

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The other exception to the general pattern of small Table 2 – Staff in Post by Job Group (Support) losses is in the ‘Other Operational’ job group. Staff numbers in this job group have declined by 63.76 FTE Quarte r 1 Change on (11.12%) since the previous quarter. Quarte r 05/06 However, the majority of this decrease has it roots in one Area, where a reorganisation has resulted in a large section of staff being recategorised into the support staff category. This does not result in a net loss of staff across the Area, but obviously affects numbers in the operational category. The number of staff in the ‘Psychologist’ job category has fallen for the fourth consecutive quarter in a row, down by 12.37% to 17.00 FTE. This is a total decrease of 29.17% (7.00 FTE) in the last 12 months.
Chief Officer Deputy Chief Officer/Director ACO and Equivalent Area/District Managers or Equivalent Manager - Section or Function Head Support Staff - Adm inistration Support Staff Other Other Specialist W orker 42.00 55.90 290.45 147.45 456.51 3590.30 327.85 266.68 5177.14 0.00 + 13.90 + 1.17 + 17.50 + 27.37 + 92.57 - 21.08 + 13.36 + 144.79

Change on Year 0.00 + 18.20 + 13.11 + 48.65 + 59.60 + 84.73 - 39.76 - 2.97 + 181.56

Probation Areas – Support Staff
In contrast to the operational group, staff numbers in the support group have risen significantly, with all but one job group registering and increase on the previous quarter. Support staff in post have increased by 144.79 FTE (2.88%) since Quarter 4 04/05, with the biggest percentage increase seen in the ‘Deputy Chief Officer’ job group (up by 33.10%). The other significant increase occurred in the ‘Area/District Manager’ job group, where staff in post figures have risen by 17.50 FTE (13.47%). The only exception comes in the ‘Support Staff – Other’ job group where staff in post figures have fallen by 21.08 FTE (6.04%) since last quarter. This is a continuation of a downward trend in this job group observed across the last year. This steady decline may be attributed to improvements in the categorization of staff. As the categorization of staff has improved, the need to use the catch all ‘Other’ category has decreased.

Total

Chart 2 – Ranked % Change in Staff Numbers by Job Group (Support, Quarter 1 only)

Deputy Chief Officer Area/District Manager Section/Function Head Specialist Worker Support Staff Admin ACO and Equivalent Chief Officer Support Staff Other Support Group

33.10% 13.47% 6.38% 5.27% 2.65% 0.40% 0.00% -6.04% 2.88%

NPD Staff
As noted earlier, there has been a significant decrease in the number of staff in the NPD since the previous quarter (down by 194.30 FTE, or 58.63%).

This is because a significant portion of the NPD staff were transferred to NOMS on 1 April 2005. This Table 3 – Staff in Post by Job Group (NPD) wholesale transfer affects all grades in the NPD, and is Quarte r 1 Change on reflected in the decreases seen across the board in 05/06 Quarter Table 3.

Change on Year - 4.00 - 7.50 - 55.80 - 52.30 - 15.40 - 34.40 - 19.00 - 3.00 - 2.00 - 3.60 + 1.60 - 195.40

Probation Boards
At the close of Quarter 1 there were approximately 570 Board Members in post. This figure is for information only, as Board Members are not part of the NPS workforce

Senior Civil Servant Grade 6 Grade 7

8.00

{0.00}

- 3.00

17.00 {1.00} 32.00 {9.00} 14.00 {3.00} 14.00 {0.00} 21.60 {0.00} 14.60 {0.00} 0.00 3.00 5.90 7.00 137.10 {14.00} {0.00} {0.00} {1.00}

- 13.00 - 44.20 - 32.60 - 11.60 - 31.00 - 20.00 - 1.00 0.00 - 2.30 - 35.60 - 194.30

Senior Executive Officer Higher Executive Officer Exective Officer Adm inistrative Officer Adm inistrative Assistant Senior Personal Secretary Personal Secretary Consultants

Staffing Ratios
There continues to be only minor fluctuations in the ratio of operational to support staff in the NPS. Operational staff accounted for 73.46% (73.34% in Quarter 4 04/05) of all staff employed by the NPS. This means that the ratio of operational to support staff has risen slightly to 2.77:1 (including those employed by NPD), compared to 2.74:1 in the previous quarter. Amongst operational staff, the ratio of PSOs to POs has risen again following a period of consecutive quarterly falls and currently stands at 1.21:1 (1.16:1 last quarter). The decline in the ratio of POs to SPOs which

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commenced in the previous quarter has continued into the present quarter, and is down to 4.22:1 (from 4.28:1)

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Including Chief Officers, but excluding staff employed by NPD, there were 992.31 FTE staff employed in management roles by the NPS at the close of Quarter 1 2005/2006. This is an increase of 59.94 FTE, and means that management now account for 4.96% of the total NPS workforce (4.63% previously). The staff to management ratio currently stands at 20.18:1 (a significant decrease on the 21.59:1 ratio recorded last quarter). The rise in the number of management staff in turn means that the ratio of operational staff to managers has dropped from 15.63:1 last quarter, to 14.82:1 this

quarter. Similarly, the ratio of support staff to managers has decreased to 4.22:1 this quarter, from 4.40:1 in Quarter 4 2004/2005. When NPD staff are excluded, the overall average ratio of operational to support staff is 2.84:1, a decrease on the ratio of 2.91:1 recorded last quarter. However, there are currently no fixed staffing ratios to be adhered to, and there is significant fluctuation in the ratio employed in different Areas and Regions of the NPS. For a full breakdown by Area, please refer to Table 10 on page 11.

Chart 3 – Ranked % Change in Staff Numbers by Job Group (NPD, Quarter 1 only)
Senior Personal Secretary Senior Civil Servant Personal Secretary Grade 6 Higher Executive Officer Administrative Officer Grade 7 Exective Officer Senior Executive Officer Consultants Administrative Assistant NPD Group
-58.63% 0.00% -27.27% -28.05% -43.33% -45.31% -57.80% -58.01% -58.94% -69.96% -83.57% -100.00%

Chart 4 – Staff in Post by Quarter by Grade (Operational)
6000 5900 5800 5700 5600 5500 5100 5020 4940 4860 4780 1800 1740 1680 1620 1560 1180 1160 1140 1120 1100 650 600 550 500 450 400 380 360 340 320 40 30 20 10 0 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 04/05 Q1 - 05/06 Psychologist Senior Practitioner Other Operational Staff Senior Probation Officer Trainee Probation Officer Probation Officer Probation Services Officer

Chart 5 – Staff in Post by Quarter by Grade (Support)
3600 3570 3540 3510 3480 3450 470 450 430 410 390 380 360 340 320 300 320 300 280 260 240 280 260 240 220 200 160 140 120 100 80 60 50 40 30 20 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 04/05 Q1 - 05/06 DCO/Director Area/District Manager Other Specialist ACO & Equivalent Support Staff - Other Section/Function Head Support Staff Adm in

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Detailed Breakdown of Staff in Post Operational Staff
The tables below provide a further detailed breakdown of the areas of work in which operational staff are employed across the NPS (excluding the NPD), shown by staff group and Region. The figures are presented as FTE, and as a percentage (figures in blue) of the total staff employed in that group or Region. Please note that a small number of Areas have not been able to provide data in this form due to system limitations, but are continuing to look at ways of remedying this over the coming months. In these instances, staff have been included under the ‘Fieldwork’ or ‘Other’ categories as appropriate. The figures below are presented as at 30 June 2005.

Table 4a – Staff in Post by Job Group & Work Area (Operational)
Programmes Community Supervision Community Punishment Resttlement Team Approved Premises DTTOs Prison

Senior Probation Officer Senior Practitioner Probation Officer Trainee Probation Officer

FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE %

58.70 5.01 28.40 7.93 156.76 3.17

213.30 18.21 33.20 9.27 1401.25 28.36

29.10 2.48 10.01 2.80 179.70 3.64

113.20 9.66 8.00 2.23 448.68 9.08

66.60 5.69 10.45 2.92 322.63 6.53

Court

67.03 5.72 20.00 5.59 57.43 1.16

102.07 8.71 67.10 18.75 294.26 5.96

50.90 4.34 9.30 2.60 213.02 4.31

Probation Services Officer FTE % Psychologist Other Operational Staff Total FTE % FTE % FTE %

1455.92 24.41

935.79 15.69 0.00 0.00

89.16 1.49 1.00 5.88 1.43 0.28 310.40 2.11

346.17 5.80

464.42 7.79

393.34 6.59

698.68 11.71 9.00 52.94

323.10 5.42

140.52 27.57 1840.30 12.53

33.35 6.54 2616.89 17.82

0.00 0.00 916.05 6.24

6.62 1.30 870.72 5.93

264.16 51.84 801.96 5.46

6.85 1.34 1177.96 8.02

5.30 1.04 601.62 4.10

Table 4b – Staff in Post by Job Group & Work Area (Operational)
Secondment to YOTS Other Secondees

Fieldwork

Central Services

Training

Victim Liaison

Other

Senior Probation Officer Senior Practitioner Probation Officer Trainee Probation Officer

FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE %

13.80 1.18 4.00 1.12 28.70 0.58

3.00 0.26 0.00 0.00 226.31 4.58

74.20 6.33 19.40 5.42 67.70 1.37

42.25 3.61 101.00 28.22 164.76 3.33 1723.61 100.00

34.65 2.96 5.00 1.40 14.70 0.30

257.80 22.01 32.10 8.97 1268.19 25.67

44.90 3.83 10.00 2.79 96.30 1.95

1171.50 357.96 4940.38 1723.61

Probation Services Officer FTE % Psychologist Other Operational Staff Total: FTE % FTE % FTE %

109.20 1.83

24.42 0.41

56.67 0.95 0.00 0.00

11.25 0.19

30.40 0.51 0.00 0.00

779.65 13.07 4.00 23.53 2.24 0.44 2343.98 15.96

246.88 4.14 3.00 17.65 22.54 4.42 423.62 2.88

5965.05 17.00 509.61 14685.11

4.00 0.78 159.70 1.09

0.00 0.00 253.73 1.73

4.90 0.96 222.87 1.52

15.70 3.08 2058.57 14.02

2.00 0.39 86.75 0.59

Tables 4a & 4b: Percentages in blue are calculated as a proportion of the total staff in post within each job group

Total

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Table 5a – Staff in Post by Region & Work Area (Operational)
Programmes Community Supervision Community Punishment Resttlement Team Approved Premises DTTOs Prison

North W est North East Yorkshire & Hum berside W est Midlands East Midlands East of England South W est South East London W ales T otal

FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE %

233.52 9.74 116.43 11.73 257.68 15.09 203.38 12.53 193.96 14.21 187.85 15.97 114.98 10.72 115.74 6.80 231.55 12.91 185.21 21.14 1840.30 12.51

268.94 11.22 318.46 32.08 263.90 15.46 558.07 34.37 207.46 15.20 311.52 26.49 237.65 22.16 273.29 16.05 0.00 0.00 177.60 20.27 2616.89 17.79

0.00 0.00 8.80 0.89 173.01 10.13 8.60 0.53 43.43 3.18 12.46 1.06 17.90 1.67 8.30 0.49 0.00 0.00 37.90 4.32 310.40 2.11

144.05 6.01 67.60 6.81 114.54 6.71 74.00 4.56 111.33 8.16 64.80 5.51 96.81 9.03 163.75 9.62 50.67 2.82 28.50 3.25 916.05 6.23

87.30 3.64 60.80 6.13 112.04 6.56 121.70 7.50 87.04 6.38 48.26 4.10 49.73 4.64 236.45 13.88 0.00 0.00 67.40 7.69 870.72 5.92

Court

155.20 6.48 31.14 3.14 95.77 5.61 115.50 7.11 73.55 5.39 66.38 5.64 63.12 5.89 91.30 5.36 76.00 4.24 34.00 3.88 801.96 5.45

161.61 6.74 114.80 11.57 123.66 7.24 112.60 6.94 88.07 6.45 124.94 10.62 103.51 9.65 147.60 8.67 159.77 8.91 41.40 4.72 1177.96 8.01

70.90 2.96 39.40 3.97 81.20 4.76 64.30 3.96 72.30 5.30 48.52 4.13 28.50 2.66 73.90 4.34 68.90 3.84 53.70 6.13 601.62 4.09

Table 5b – Staff in Post by Region & Work Area (Operational)
Secondment to YOTS Other Secondees Fieldwork Central Services Training Victim Liaison

Other

North W est North East Yorkshire & Hum berside W est Midlands East Midlands East of England South W est South East London W ales T otal

FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE %

2.80 0.12 22.50 2.27 22.80 1.34 17.60 1.08 15.60 1.14 14.00 1.19 12.90 1.20 17.00 1.00 23.50 1.31 11.00 1.26 159.70 1.09

44.80 1.87 14.50 1.46 34.22 2.00 25.10 1.55 28.81 2.11 15.10 1.28 19.80 1.85 25.50 1.50 21.80 1.22 24.10 2.75 253.73 1.73

34.40 1.44 30.20 3.04 51.37 3.01 23.20 1.43 12.60 0.92 14.30 1.22 25.40 2.37 14.50 0.85 11.00 0.61 5.90 0.67 222.87 1.52

307.80 12.84 135.50 13.65 215.81 12.64 233.80 14.40 173.20 12.69 174.26 14.82 146.20 13.64 236.60 13.89 298.80 16.66 136.60 15.59 2058.57 14.00

31.00 1.29 5.50 0.55 31.00 1.82 10.00 0.62 7.70 0.56 1.00 0.09 1.50 0.14 2.25 0.13 17.80 0.99 0.00 0.00 107.75 0.73

833.76 34.79 0.00 0.00 111.63 6.54 17.40 1.07 89.30 6.54 68.30 5.81 56.22 5.24 266.98 15.68 833.89 46.49 66.50 7.59 2343.98 15.94

20.61 0.86 27.00 2.72 18.50 1.08 38.30 2.36 160.46 11.76 24.40 2.07 98.00 9.14 29.85 1.75 0.00 0.00 6.50 0.74 423.62 2.88

2396.69 992.63 1707.13 1623.55 1364.81 1176.08 1072.22 1703.01 1793.68 876.31 14706.11

Tables 5a, 5b, & 6: Percentages in blue are calculated as a proportion of the total staff in post within each Region

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Total

Table 6 – Staff in Post by Region & Job Group (Operational)
Psychologist Other Operational Staff Senior Practitioner Probation Officer Senior Probation Officer Trainee Probation Officer Probation Services Officer

North W est North East Yorkshire & Hum berside W est Midlands East Midlands East of England South W est South East London W ales T otal

FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE %

184.40 7.69 79.30 7.99 137.00 8.03 126.60 7.80 105.00 7.69 104.10 8.85 75.20 7.01 128.83 7.56 171.37 9.55 59.70 6.81 1171.50 7.97

28.60 1.19 4.00 0.40 80.21 4.70 30.70 1.89 14.80 1.08 67.50 5.74 48.20 4.50 58.35 3.43 0.00 0.00 25.60 2.92 357.96 2.43

874.75 36.50 363.26 36.60 557.57 32.66 628.96 38.74 419.90 30.77 316.94 26.95 344.80 32.16 498.40 29.27 648.70 36.17 287.10 32.76 4940.38 33.59

281.00 11.72 114.00 11.48 197.61 11.58 198.00 12.20 144.00 10.55 142.00 12.07 121.00 11.28 189.00 11.10 247.00 13.77 111.00 12.67 1744.61 11.86

838.26 34.98 420.03 42.31 717.47 42.03 564.59 34.78 608.09 44.55 494.00 42.00 479.06 44.68 756.93 44.45 722.61 40.29 364.01 41.54 5965.05 40.56

1.00 0.04 2.00 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 0.29 1.00 0.09 1.00 0.09 3.00 0.18 4.00 0.22 1.00 0.11 17.00 0.12

188.68 7.87 10.04 1.01 17.27 1.01 74.70 4.60 69.02 5.06 50.54 4.30 2.96 0.28 68.50 4.02 0.00 0.00 27.90 3.18 509.61 3.47

2396.69 992.63 1707.13 1623.55 1364.81 1176.08 1072.22 1703.01 1793.68 876.31 14706.11

Support Staff
Amongst support staff the available information suggests that, at the close of Quarter 1 2005/2006 33.14% were engaged in roles which do not involve any direct offender contact. This is the second consecutive quarterly decrease in this figure (33.51% in Quarter 4 04/05). This same group represents 8.58% of the total NPS workforce, which is an increase on the position at the end of Quarter 4 2004/2005 (8.47%), and is now the fourth consecutive quarterly increase in this figure. Although these changes continue to be relatively minor, this area will continue to be monitored. The tables below provide a full breakdown of the job groups in the support staff category by work area.

Table 7 – Staff in Post by Grade & Work Area (Support)
Communications & Public Relations Research, Information & IT Training & Development Partnerships Operational Services Human Resources

Finance

Other

Total

Deputy Chief Officer/Director ACO & Equivalent Area/District Manager or Equivalent Manager - Section or Function Head Support Staff Adm inistration Support Staff Other Other Specialist W orker T otal

FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE %

29.50 52.77 164.60 56.67 94.95 64.39 222.02 48.63 2680.82 74.67 231.65 70.66 9.70 3.64 3433.24 66.86

11.10 19.86 20.99 7.23 4.00 2.71 43.66 9.56 158.67 4.42 15.65 4.77 27.71 10.39 281.78 5.49

7.60 13.60 19.74 6.80 10.50 7.12 40.23 8.81 133.42 3.72 12.00 3.66 45.67 17.13 269.16 5.24

0.30 0.54 5.04 1.74 6.50 4.41 20.09 4.40 85.45 2.38 9.00 2.75 7.70 2.89 134.08 2.61

1.30 2.33 3.55 1.22 1.00 0.68 13.49 2.96 28.86 0.80 0.00 0.00 14.30 5.36 62.50 1.22

1.80 3.22 18.29 6.30 8.00 5.43 49.20 10.78 246.26 6.86 40.97 12.50 102.76 38.53 467.28 9.10

0.00 0.00 4.45 1.53 4.00 2.71 18.80 4.12 30.19 0.84 1.00 0.31 15.70 5.89 74.14 1.44

4.30 7.69 53.79 18.52 18.50 12.55 49.02 10.74 226.63 6.31 17.58 5.36 43.14 16.18 412.96 8.04

55.90 290.45 147.45 456.51 3590.30 327.85 266.68 5135.14

Table 7: Percentages in blue are calculated as a proportion of the total staff in post within each job group.

Total

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Table 8 – Staff in Post by Region & Work Area (Support)
Communications & Public Relations Research, Information & IT Training & Development Partnerships Operational Services Human Resources

Finance

Other

North W est North East Yorkshire & Hum berside W est Midlands East Midlands East of England South W est South East London W ales

FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE %

487.51 59.70 223.57 71.09 472.64 70.06 441.64 70.74 268.71 62.41 235.93 61.37 274.08 64.54 398.86 72.70 408.40 67.98 221.90 70.18 3433.24 66.86

36.95 4.52 16.20 5.15 44.15 6.54 35.10 5.62 26.80 6.22 16.02 4.17 20.25 4.77 25.12 4.58 41.09 6.84 20.10 6.36 281.78 5.49

44.13 5.40 14.51 4.61 33.44 4.96 28.65 4.59 24.40 5.67 23.06 6.00 21.19 4.99 31.59 5.76 31.19 5.19 17.00 5.38 269.16 5.24

20.87 2.56 9.29 2.95 19.45 2.88 14.19 2.27 10.10 2.35 12.00 3.12 8.29 1.95 10.89 1.98 20.00 3.33 9.00 2.85 134.08 2.61

12.54 1.54 2.50 0.79 4.95 0.73 9.20 1.47 3.80 0.88 4.01 1.04 6.30 1.48 4.60 0.84 11.80 1.96 2.80 0.89 62.50 1.22

73.69 9.02 22.60 7.19 53.06 7.87 54.91 8.80 39.31 9.13 46.38 12.07 43.35 10.21 43.88 8.00 58.80 9.79 31.30 9.90 467.28 9.10

8.17 1.00 0.00 0.00 9.25 1.37 21.10 3.38 6.60 1.53 12.64 3.29 6.20 1.46 10.18 1.85 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 74.14 1.44

132.73 16.25 25.80 8.20 37.64 5.58 19.50 3.12 50.83 11.81 34.37 8.94 44.98 10.59 23.51 4.29 29.50 4.91 14.10 4.46 412.96 8.04

816.59 314.47 674.58 624.29 430.55 384.42 424.64 548.63 600.78 316.20 5135.14

T otal

Table 9 – Staff in Post by Region & Work Area (Operational)
ACO & Equivalent M anager - Section or Function Head Other Specialist Worker Deputy Chief Officer/Director Support Staff Administration Support Staff Other Area/District M anager or Equivalent

North W est North East Yorkshire & Hum berside W est Midlands East Midlands East of England South W est South East London W ales

FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE %

10.50 1.29 3.00 0.95 6.00 0.89 3.70 0.59 3.00 0.70 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.47 15.70 2.86 9.00 1.50 3.00 0.95 55.90 1.09

36.35 4.45 15.80 5.02 37.49 5.56 34.40 5.51 29.10 6.76 26.90 7.00 20.01 4.71 12.40 2.26 60.00 9.99 18.00 5.69 290.45 5.66

15.00 1.84 9.00 2.86 23.50 3.48 19.80 3.17 1.00 0.23 0.00 0.00 31.85 7.50 19.00 3.46 0.00 0.00 28.30 8.95 147.45 2.87

83.91 10.28 20.60 6.55 81.64 12.10 49.79 7.98 30.50 7.08 60.32 15.69 33.95 8.00 66.00 12.03 10.00 1.66 19.80 6.26 456.51 8.89

502.52 61.54 237.46 75.51 498.47 73.89 467.10 74.82 328.31 76.25 237.15 61.69 256.00 60.29 340.22 62.01 520.38 86.62 202.70 64.10 3590.30 69.92

132.84 16.27 0.00 0.00 3.86 0.57 7.40 1.19 13.34 3.10 37.84 9.84 37.43 8.81 65.14 11.87 1.40 0.23 28.60 9.04 327.85 6.38

35.47 4.34 28.61 9.10 23.62 3.50 42.10 6.74 25.30 5.88 22.21 5.78 43.40 10.22 30.17 5.50 0.00 0.00 15.80 5.00 266.68 5.19

816.59 314.47 674.58 624.29 430.55 384.42 424.64 548.63 600.78 316.20 5135.14

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Total

Chart 6 – Regional Breakdown of Staff in Post

North W e st 16.05% (16.30%) [15.9%] W e st Midla nds 11.23% (11.04%) [12.16%] W a le s 5.96% (5.96%) [6.16%]

North Ea st 6.53% (6.75%) [6.12%] Yorkshire & Hum be rside 11.90% (11.61%) [13.14%] Ea st Midla nds 8.97% (9.28%) [8.38%] Ea st of Engla nd 7.79% (8.00%) [7.49%] NPD 0.89% London 11.96% (12.20%) [11.7%]

South W e st 7.48% (7.29%) [8.27%] South Ea st 11.25% (11.58%) [10.68%]

Chart 6: Figures in ( ) brackets denote the national proportion of Operational Staff employed in each Region. Those in [ ] brackets and marked in red show the same proportion figure for Support Staff

Change in Staff in Post by Area
Compared to Quarter 4 2004/2005, the number of Areas that have achieved growth in staff in post has reduced signifcantly. Of the 42 Areas in the National Probation Service, just over half (52.38%) have recorded an increase in total staff numbers since the previous quarter. This compares to growth in 71.43% of Areas between Quarters 3 and 4 of 2004/2005. Overall, the NPS Areas have collectively grown by 85.89 FTE ( 0.43%) since last quarter. The largest individual increase was observed in Teesside, where staff numbers have risen by 7.17% since last quarter (22.69 FTE). There were also significant increase in Leicestershire, Norfolk, Hampshire, and Cumbria (Up by 4.15%, 3.91%, 3.88%, and 3.06% respectively). In contrast, aside from Lincolnshire (down by 3.10%, 7.14 FTE), the majority of Areas recording staff in post figures down on last quarter, had decreased by less than 3.00%. Despite the lower proportion of Areas showing an increase in staff relative to the previous Quarter, year on year growth continues to be widespread. 88.10% of the 42 Probation Areas finished Quarter 1 2005/2006 with more staff than they had at the close of the same quarter a year previously. Collectively, the NPS grew by 745.42 FTE across the 12 month period. That is a year on year increase of 3.90% South Wales and Norfolk have recorded the largest year on year increases, having grown by 14.10% and 13.25% respectively. Other significant increases were recorded in Cumbria (12.89%), Surrey (12.72%), and Durham (12.31%). Of the 5 Areas that have recorded a drop in staff in post numbers relative to a year ago, the largest decreases are apparent in Gwent (down 3.78%), and London (down 3.42%). As mentioned in the previous edition of this report, the drop in figures for London can in large part be explained by a change in the reporting of staff in post figures that came in to affect in Quarter 4 04/05. As mentioned earlier in this report, the drop in the number of Areas achieving an increase in staff numbers since last quarter continues to be consistent with the regular cyclical pattern of recruitment seen in the NPS. The NPS is now coming into a lull period for the next two quarters in which recruitment will continue at low levels, while natural wastage continues to reduce staffing levels. This should result in the majority of Areas recording slight falls in staffing numbers across the coming period. The arrival of Quarter 3 2005/2006 will see the Probation Officer recruitment cycle recommence, and the next period of strong growth should occur.

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Chart 7 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 1)
270 250 Cumbria 230 210 190 170 150 130 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 04/05 Q1 - 05/06 Dyfed Pow ys Gloucestershire Lincolnshire Norfolk North Yorkshire North Wales Suffolk Wiltshire

Chart 8 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 2)
270

250

230

Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Dorset Northamptonshire Surrey Warw ickshire

210

190

170

150 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 04/05 Q1 - 05/06

Chart 9 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 3)
480 440 400 360 320 280 240 200 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 04/05 Q1 - 05/06 Cheshire Derbyshire Durham Gw ent Hertfordshire Leicestershire Staffordshire Teesside

Chart 10 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 4)
680 640

Avon & Somerset 480 440 400 360 320 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 04/05 Q1 - 05/06 Devon & Cornw all Humberside Sussex Thames Valley West Mercia

Chart 11 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 5)
675 625 575 Essex 525 475 425 Hampshire Kent Lancashire Nottinghamshir South Wales

Chart 12 – Staff in Post by Quarter (Family Group 6)
2600

2400 Greater Manchester London Merseyside 1200 Northumbria South Yorkshire 1000 West Midlands West Yorkshire

800

375 325 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 04/05 Q1 - 05/06
600 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 04/05 Q1 - 05/06

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Table 10 – Staff in Post by Area/Region
Change on Last Quarter Change on Last Quarter Operational Staff Ratio Support : Operational Ratio Support : Operati onal Operati onal Staff Change on Year Change on Year Support Staff Support Staff Total Total

Cumbria Cheshire Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside North W e st Durham Northumbria Teesside North Ea st Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire W est Yorkshire Yorkshire & Hum be rside Derbyshire Leicestershire Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Ea st Midla nds Dyfed Powys Gwent North W ales South W ales W a le s

131.33 259.20 985.11 462.91 558.14 2396.69 233.43 493.40 265.80 992.63 342.60 172.90 464.90 726.73 1707.13 255.80 356.40 163.89 189.84 398.88 1364.81 104.21 151.60 189.30 431.20 876.31

49.41 99.80 354.43 113.30 199.65 816.59 62.60 178.37 73.50 314.47 103.91 63.20 190.20 317.27 674.58 105.70 103.00 59.63 29.82 132.40 430.55 46.20 69.70 56.30 144.00 316.20

180.74 359.00 1339.54 576.21 757.79 3213.28 296.03 671.77 339.30 1307.10 446.51 236.10 655.10 1044.00 2381.71 361.50 459.40 223.52 219.66 531.28 1795.36 150.41 221.30 245.60 575.20 1192.51

1 : 2.66 1 : 2.60 1 : 2.78 1 : 4.09 1 : 2.80 1 : 2.93 1 : 3.73 1 : 2.77 1 : 3.62 1 : 3.16 1 : 3.30 1 : 2.74 1 : 2.44 1 : 2.29 1 : 2.53 1 : 2.42 1 : 3.46 1 : 2.75 1 : 6.37 1 : 3.01 1 : 3.17 1 : 2.26 1 : 2.18 1 : 3.36 1 : 2.99 1 : 2.77

+ 5.36 + 3.40 + 13.35 - 16.71 - 6.03 - 0.63 - 6.18 - 4.80 + 22.69 + 11.71 + 6.34 - 4.00 - 1.00 + 15.57 + 16.91 + 5.40 + 18.30 - 7.14 - 1.05 + 14.77 + 30.28 + 2.64 - 4.80 + 3.90 + 6.42 + 8.16

+ 20.64 + 20.70 + 75.74 - 14.39 + 4.94 + 107.63 + 32.45 + 18.15 + 34.60 + 85.20 + 25.08 + 6.10 + 24.40 + 35.23 + 90.81 + 14.90 + 17.45 - 3.98 + 1.36 + 46.74 + 76.47 + 12.91 - 8.70 + 15.30 + 71.10 + 90.61

Staffordshire W arwickshire W est Mercia W est Midlands W e st Midla nds Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk Ea st of Engla nd Avon & Somerset Devon & Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire W iltshire South W e st Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley South Ea st London NPD

308.60 120.25 270.00 924.70 1623.55 150.54 166.42 327.05 151.50 207.43 173.14 1176.08 382.70 327.70 146.66 116.56 98.60 1072.22 401.70 362.30 196.60 290.76 451.65 1703.01 1793.68

106.90 45.80 103.99 367.60 624.29 38.47 58.50 125.60 60.80 60.99 40.06 384.42 129.35 126.70 63.83 60.26 44.50 424.64 151.30 96.35 63.20 79.28 158.50 548.63 600.78

415.50 166.05 373.99 1292.30 2247.84 189.01 224.92 452.65 212.30 268.42 213.20 1560.50 512.05 454.40 210.49 176.82 143.10 1496.86 553.00 458.65 259.80 370.04 610.15 2251.64 2394.46 137.10

1 : 2.89 1 : 2.63 1 : 2.60 1 : 2.52 1 : 2.60 1 : 3.91 1 : 2.84 1 : 2.60 1 : 2.49 1 : 3.40 1 : 4.32 1 : 3.06 1 : 2.96 1 : 2.59 1 : 2.30 1 : 1.93 1 : 2.22 1 : 2.53 1 : 2.65 1 : 3.76 1 : 3.11 1 : 3.67 1 : 2.85 1 : 3.10 1 : 2.99

- 6.80 - 3.04 - 2.00 + 6.00 - 5.84 - 4.08 + 2.49 + 3.45 - 4.90 + 10.10 + 3.78 + 10.84 + 2.20 - 6.20 - 6.21 + 2.84 - 3.50 - 10.87 + 20.63 - 7.58 + 7.15 - 1.30 - 10.75 + 8.15 + 17.19 - 194.30

+ 15.10 + 4.25 + 18.21 + 69.40 + 106.96 + 0.81 + 5.00 + 37.95 - 0.39 + 31.41 + 17.42 + 92.20 + 31.24 + 13.49 + 9.03 + 8.84 + 1.70 + 64.30 + 47.20 + 6.01 + 29.32 + 20.55 + 12.90 + 115.98 - 84.74 - 195.40

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Chart 13 – Ranked % Change in Staff Numbers by Probation Area (Quarter 1 only)
Teesside Leicestershire Norfolk Hampshire Cumbria Nottinghamshire Surrey Suffolk Dyfed Powys Gloucestershire North Wales Derbyshire West Yorkshire Humberside South Wales Cambridgeshire Greater Manchester Cheshire Essex London West Midlands Avon & Somerset South Yorkshire Sussex Northamptonshire West Mercia Northumbria Merseyside Devon & Cornwall Staffordshire Kent North Yorkshire Thames Valley Warwickshire Durham Bedfordshire Gwent Hertfordshire Wiltshire Lancashire Dorset Lincolnshire

Chart 14 – Ranked % Change in Staff Numbers by Region (Quarter 1 only)
East Midlands

7.17% 4.15% 3.91% 3.88% 3.06% 2.86% 2.83% 1.80% 1.79% 1.63% 1.61% 1.52% 1.51% 1.44% 1.13% 1.12% 1.01% 0.96% 0.77% 0.72% 0.47% 0.43% -0.15% -0.35% -0.48% -0.53% -0.71% -0.79% -1.35% -1.61% -1.63% -1.67% -1.73% -1.80% -2.04% -2.11% -2.12% -2.26% -2.39% -2.82% -2.87% -3.10%

1.72%

North East London Yorkshire & Humberside East of England Wales South East North West West Midlands South West NPD NPS

0.90%

0.72%

0.72%

0.70%

0.69%

0.36%

-0.02%

-0.26%

-0.72%

-58.63%

0.43%

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Active Vacancy Levels*
Nationally, there were 1179.72 vacancies which were actively being recruited to in the NPS at the close of Quarter 1 2005/2006. This puts active vacancies at 5.60% of the total staff population. This is a massive increase of 625.97 FTE vacancies since the previous quarter. The reason for the increase is that this is the first quarter in which London has been able to provide active vacancy figures. London’s inclusion accounts for 490.77 of the new vacancies. In reality then, excluding the new London figures, there was a much less dramatic increase of 135.20 active vacancies on last quarter. We are informed that the high level of recruitment activity in London is the result of a planned 10% (approximately 350 posts) increase in staff for this year, in addition to recruitment required to back fill posts left vacant by staff leaving the orgainsation. Subtracting the activity relating to the 10% increase would suggest that normal recruitment to replace leavers stands at approximately 8.19%, which is comparable with levels experienced in other Regions nationally. actively recruited to in the NPS. This is an increase of 445.23 FTE vacancies since the previous quarter (an extra 76.92 active vacancies since last quarter when London’s figures are excluded) Because of the influence of London’s new figures, there have been across the board increases in active vacancies in all operational job groups (except for the ‘Other Operational’ group). However, the lion’s share of the increase can be traced to the PSO (an extra 278.97 FTE vacancies), and TPO (an extra 95.22 FTE vacancies) job groups. Despite this, the job group with the highest proportion of active vacancies is ‘Psychologist, with vacancies equating to 8.90% of the total staff in the job group. Of those vacancies that could be broken down to particular work areas, the largest section of active vacancies is in Community Supervision, at 11.42% of total operational vacancies. This is slightly down from 11.76% last quarter. Programmes and Community Punishment follow closely behind, accounting for 10.49%% and 9.74% of total operational vacancies respectively.

Operational Vacancies
At the end of Quarter 1 2005/2006 there were 830.92 FTE (5.37%) operational vacancies that were being

Table 11a – Active Vacancies by Job Group & Work Area (Operational)
Resettlement Team Programmes Community Supervision Community Punishment Total (No Breakdown Possible) Approved Premises

Senior Probation Officer Senior Practitioner Probation Officer

FTE % FTE % FTE %

2.50 3.93 3.00 13.64 22.60 13.66 94.22 93.08 32.80 7.15 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 155.12 18.67

4.92 7.73 4.00 18.18 2.10 1.27 0.00 0.00 69.94 15.24 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 80.96 9.74

4.80 7.54 4.00 18.18 45.80 27.69 0.00 0.00 37.96 8.27 0.00 0.00 2.30 12.77 94.86 11.42

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.70 3.45 0.00 0.00 3.40 0.74 0.00 0.00 1.00 5.55 10.10 1.22

4.50 7.07 0.00 0.00 12.23 7.39 0.00 0.00 13.50 2.94 0.00 0.00 3.10 17.21 33.33 4.01

0.00 0.00 4.00 18.18 5.50 3.33 0.00 0.00 12.30 2.68 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21.80 2.62

2.10 3.30 1.00 4.55 0.70 0.42 0.00 0.00 15.40 3.36 0.00 0.00 8.33 46.25 27.53 3.31

9.52 14.95 3.00 13.64 14.70 8.89 0.00 0.00 59.96 13.07 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 87.18 10.49

2.00 3.14 0.00 0.00 6.40 3.87 0.00 0.00 12.69 2.77 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21.09 2.54

Trainee Probation Officer FTE % Probation Services Officer Psychologist Other Operational Staff T otal FTE % FTE % FTE % FT E %

Tables 11a & 11b: Figures in blue show the vacancies within each work area as a percentage of the total vacancies in the job group. Figures marked in red show the total vacancies for each job group as a percentage of the total staff in that job group. Italicised figures in the ‘Total’ column indicate the change in vacant posts on last quarter.

* There continues to be a small number of Areas in which the number of active vacancies reported is

greater than the establishment/staff in post figures should allow. Generally, this is as a result of either posts being recruited to ahead of their formal inclusion in the Area establishment, or where the Area establishment is in the process of being adjusted/reviewed. Please also note that Greater Manchester is currently unable to provide data on active vacancies.

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Table 11b – Active Vacancies by Job Group & Work Area (Operational)
Vacancies as a % of Job Group Secondment to YOTS Other Secondees Fieldwork Central Services Training Other (Please Specify) Victim Liaison

Senior Probation Officer Senior Practitioner Probation Officer

FTE % FTE % FTE %

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.50 2.12 0.00 0.00 10.08 2.20 0.00 0.00 0.50 2.78 14.08 1.69

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.20 3.14 0.00 0.00 5.00 1.09 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.20 1.23

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.20 0.92 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.20 0.51

0.00 0.00 1.00 4.55 3.88 2.35 7.00 6.92 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 11.88 1.43

1.00 1.57 0.00 0.00 -0.20 -0.12 0.00 0.00 -0.50 -0.11 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.30 0.04

28.83 45.28 1.00 4.55 27.48 16.62 0.00 0.00 147.23 32.09 0.78 43.82 0.78 4.33 206.10 24.80

3.50 5.50 1.00 4.55 9.80 5.93 0.00 0.00 34.89 7.60 1.00 56.18 2.00 11.10 52.19 6.28

63.67 + 38.49 22.00 + 7.30 165.39 + 35.69 101.22 + 95.22 458.85 + 278.97 1.78 + 0.78 18.01 - 11.22 830.92 + 445.23

Total

5.42 5.75 3.19 5.71 7.18 8.90 3.27 5.37

Trainee Probation Officer FTE % Probation Services Officer Psychologist Other Operational Staff T otal FTE % FTE % FTE % FT E %

Table 12a – Active Vacancies by Region & Work Area (Operational)
Resettlement Team Programmes Community Punishment Community Supervision Total (No Breakdown Possible) Approved Premises

North W est North East Yorkshire & Hum berside W est Midlands East Midlands East of England South W est South East London W ales T otal

FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FT E %

6.40 20.78 0.00 0.00 34.50 100.00 0.00 0.00 1.40 2.20 17.60 30.24 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 90.22 24.50 5.00 13.30 155.12 18.67

3.40 11.04 -3.60 -7.58 0.00 0.00 2.20 40.74 1.80 2.83 7.00 12.03 9.50 11.38 1.00 0.99 52.56 14.27 7.10 18.88 80.96 9.74

5.00 16.23 29.30 61.68 0.00 0.00 -4.46 -82.59 9.60 15.09 10.50 18.04 12.60 15.09 15.32 15.09 0.00 0.00 17.00 45.21 94.86 11.42

0.00 0.00 2.20 4.63 0.00 0.00 1.00 18.52 3.50 5.50 2.00 3.44 0.00 0.00 0.40 0.39 0.00 0.00 1.00 2.66 10.10 1.22

1.00 3.25 5.50 11.58 0.00 0.00 1.20 22.22 7.60 11.95 2.60 4.47 5.00 5.99 6.90 6.80 3.53 0.96 0.00 0.00 33.33 4.01

2.00 6.49 4.00 8.42 0.00 0.00 1.10 20.37 1.00 1.57 1.20 2.06 1.50 1.80 10.00 9.85 0.00 0.00 1.00 2.66 21.80 2.62

0.00 0.00 1.80 3.79 0.00 0.00 -0.80 -14.81 3.50 5.50 7.20 12.37 8.33 9.98 6.50 6.40 0.00 0.00 1.00 2.66 27.53 3.31

0.00 0.00 2.80 5.89 0.00 0.00 3.80 70.37 5.00 7.86 5.60 9.62 8.76 10.49 21.70 21.38 34.52 9.37 5.00 13.30 87.18 10.49

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 6.29 0.00 0.00 4.00 4.79 7.60 7.49 5.49 1.49 0.00 0.00 21.09 2.54

Tables 12a & 12b: Figures in blue show the vacancies within each work area as a percentage of the total vacancies in the Region. Italicised figures in the ‘Total’ column indicate the change in vacant posts on last quarter.

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Table 12b – Active Vacancies by Region & Work Area (Operational)
Secondment to YOTS Other Secondees Fieldwork Central Services Training Other (Please Specify) Victim Liaison

North W est North East Yorkshire & Hum berside W est Midlands East Midlands East of England South W est South East London W ales T otal

FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FT E %

0.00 0.00 2.50 5.26 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 4.72 0.50 0.86 1.00 1.20 0.80 0.79 6.28 1.71 0.00 0.00 14.08 1.69

0.00 0.00 1.00 2.11 0.00 0.00 0.20 3.70 1.00 1.57 0.00 0.00 3.00 3.59 5.00 4.93 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.20 1.23

1.00 3.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.20 40.74 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.20 0.51

0.00 0.00 1.00 2.11 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.86 3.60 4.31 5.50 5.42 0.78 0.21 0.50 1.33 11.88 1.43

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -0.20 -3.70 0.50 0.79 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.30 0.04

11.00 35.71 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -0.84 -15.56 2.60 4.09 1.00 1.72 5.00 5.99 17.90 17.63 169.44 46.00 0.00 0.00 206.10 24.80

1.00 3.25 1.00 2.11 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 19.10 30.03 2.50 4.30 20.20 24.19 2.90 2.86 5.49 1.49 0.00 0.00 52.19 6.28

30.80 + 13.25 47.50 + 37.66 34.50 - 3.18 5.40 - 8.84 63.60 + 19.30 58.20 - 3.50 83.49 + 6.41 101.52 + 10.82 368.31 + 368.31 37.60 + 5.00 830.92 + 445.23

Table 13 – Active Vacancies by Region & Job Group (Operational)
Vacancies as a % of Total Staff
1.27 4.54 2.04 0.33 4.51 4.53 7.12 5.52 18.19 3.95 5.37

Psychologist

Other Operational Staff

Senior Practitioner

Trainee Probation Officer

Senior Probation Officer

Probation Officer

Probation Services Officer

North W est North East Yorkshire & Hum berside W est Midlands East Midlands East of England South W est South East London W ales T otal

FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FT E %

1.00 3.25 6.20 13.05 2.50 7.25 1.16 21.48 5.00 7.86 1.50 2.58 4.20 5.03 7.60 7.49 34.51 9.37 0.00 0.00 63.67 7.66

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 8.70 1.00 18.52 0.00 0.00 4.50 7.73 7.00 8.38 4.00 3.94 0.00 0.00 2.50 6.65 22.00 2.65

0.00 0.00 38.20 80.42 10.00 28.99 -5.50 -101.85 16.00 25.16 14.20 24.40 36.50 43.72 38.40 37.83 10.59 2.88 7.00 18.62 165.39 19.90

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 6.87 2.00 2.40 5.00 4.93 90.22 24.50 0.00 0.00 101.22 12.18

29.80 96.75 3.10 6.53 19.00 55.07 8.74 161.85 35.00 55.03 27.90 47.94 31.56 37.80 44.22 43.56 231.43 62.84 28.10 74.73 458.85 55.22

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.57 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.78 0.21 0.00 0.00 1.78 0.21

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.60 10.38 6.10 10.48 2.23 2.67 2.30 2.27 0.78 0.21 0.00 0.00 18.01 2.17

30.80 + 13.25 47.50 + 37.66 34.50 - 3.18 5.40 - 8.84 63.60 + 19.30 58.20 - 3.50 83.49 + 6.41 101.52 + 10.82 368.31 + 368.31 37.60 + 5.00 830.92 + 445.23

Table 13: Figures in blue show the vacancies within each work area as a percentage of the total vacancies in the job group. Figures marked in red show the total vacancies for each job group as a percentage of the total staff in that job group. Italicised figures in the ‘Total’ column indicate the change in vacant posts on last quarter.

Total

Total

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The inclusion of London in the vacancy figures now means that they are the Region with the highest proportion of active operational vacancies, accounting for 18.19%. This figure is much higher than for any other Region in the NPS, with next highest vacancy percentage in the South West Region (top of the rankings for the previous 2 quarters) at 7.12% of total posts. In contrast, active vacancies account for just 1.27% of total posts available in the North West Region.

The ‘Deputy Chief Officer’ job group is now carrying the lowest proportion of vacancies, with just one active vacancy at the close of the first quarter of this financial year. That equates to 1.69% of the total posts available. The vast majority of active support vacancies continue to occur in the ‘Operational Services’ work area, which accounts for 70.09% of all the vacancies in the support category. This is a significant increase on the same percentage last quarter (56.68%), and reverses consecutive decreases seen over the last two quarters. This continues to be approximately in proportion with the overall percentage of staff covered by this work group (66.86% of Support Staff). As is the case with the operational vacancies, London has immediately taken the position as the Region with the highest proportion of active support vacancies. Active vacancies account for 17.05% of the total posts in the support category in London. As mentioned previously, the inflated number of vacancies in London is the result of the recruitment effort to achieve a 10% increase in staff numbers, in addition to ongoing ‘recruit to replace’ activity The South East Region has the next highest proportion of active support vacancies at 9.10% of total available posts.

Support Vacancies
At the end of Quarter 1 2005/2006 there were 348.80 active support vacancies in the NPS, equating to 6.23% of the total support workforce (excluding the NPD). As with the operational vacancies, this represents a very large increase of 180.74 FTE vacancies on the previous quarter. This again stems from the introduction of vacancy figures for London which have not been reported previously. The ‘Support Staff Other’ job group was reported as having the greatest percentage of active vacancies at 7.40% of total staff in post. The ‘Support Staff Administration’ job group follows close behind at 7.32% active vacancies. It is the Administration job group that accounts for the majority of the increase in vacancies, with the figure climbing by 158.74 FTE since last Quarter. Of these, 103 are contributed by the London return.

Table 14 – Active Vacancies by Job Group & Work Area (Support)
Research, Information and IT

Deputy Chief Officer/Director ACO and Equivalent Area/District Manager or Equivalent Manager - Section or Function Head Support Staff Adm inistration Support Staff Other Other Specialist W orker T otal

FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FT E %

1.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21.10 7.26 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 22.10 6.34

0.00 0.00 1.20 14.81 3.10 75.61 3.56 38.03 231.60 79.67 5.00 18.16 0.00 0.00 244.46 70.09

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 10.68 5.60 1.93 0.00 0.00 2.50 31.25 9.10 2.61

0.00 0.00 1.00 12.35 0.00 0.00 1.50 16.03 5.50 1.89 9.36 33.99 1.00 12.50 18.36 5.26

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.30 3.21 3.20 1.10 2.00 7.26 1.00 12.50 6.50 1.86

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 16.03 1.50 0.52 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 0.86

0.00 0.00 1.00 12.35 0.00 0.00 1.50 16.03 3.00 1.03 8.72 31.66 3.50 43.75 17.72 5.08

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 0.73 0.00 0.00 0.20 0.06

0.00 0.00 4.90 60.49 1.00 24.39 0.00 0.00 19.20 6.60 2.26 8.21 0.00 0.00 27.36 7.84

1.00 - 1.00 8.10 + 3.10 4.10 - 2.90 9.36 + 5.26 290.70 + 158.74 27.54 + 14.54 8.00 + 3.00 348.80 + 180.74

Table 14: Figures in blue show the vacancies within each work area as a percentage of the total vacancies in the job group. Figures marked in red show the total vacancies for each job group as a percentage of the total staff in that job group. Italicised figures in the ‘Total’ column indicate the change in vacant posts on last quarter.

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Vacancies as a % of Job Group

Communications and Public Relations

Training & Development

Partnerships

Operational Services

Total (No Breakdown Possible)

Human Resources

Finance

Other

Total

1.69 2.79 2.64 2.01 7.32 7.40 2.81 6.23

Table 15 – Active Vacancies by Region & Work Area (Support)
Research, Information and IT Communications and Public Relations Training & Development Partnerships

Operational Services

Total (No Breakdown Possible)

Human Resources

Finance

Other

North W est North East Yorkshire & Hum berside W est Midlands East Midlands East of England South W est South East London W ales T otal

FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FT E %

4.10 16.94 0.00 0.00 16.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 7.55 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 22.10 6.34

3.60 14.88 -0.30 -9.68 0.00 0.00 17.70 66.79 9.40 58.02 18.80 70.94 30.70 85.28 41.04 74.84 104.52 85.35 19.00 82.61 244.46 70.09

0.00 0.00 1.40 45.16 0.00 0.00 4.00 15.09 0.60 3.70 0.50 1.89 0.00 0.00 2.60 4.74 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.10 2.61

1.00 4.13 1.00 32.26 0.00 0.00 2.50 9.43 0.00 0.00 1.00 3.77 0.90 2.50 0.60 1.09 9.36 7.64 2.00 8.70 18.36 5.26

2.00 8.26 1.00 32.26 0.00 0.00 0.80 3.02 1.00 6.17 0.00 0.00 1.70 4.72 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6.50 1.86

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 5.66 0.00 0.00 1.50 5.66 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 0.86

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 9.26 1.50 5.66 2.00 5.56 7.60 13.86 3.12 2.55 2.00 8.70 17.72 5.08

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 0.06

13.50 55.79 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.70 22.84 1.00 3.77 0.70 1.94 3.00 5.47 5.46 4.46 0.00 0.00 27.36 7.84

24.20 + 7.10 3.10 - 0.90 16.00 + 1.50 26.50 + 9.29 16.20 + 7.70 26.50 + 7.53 36.00 + 2.30 54.84 + 15.06 122.46 + 122.46 23.00 + 8.70 348.80 + 180.74

Table 16 – Active Vacancies by Region & Job Group (Support)
M anager - Section or Function Head Vacancies as a % of Total Staff
2.76 0.96 2.27 4.07 3.41 6.10 7.60 9.10 17.05 6.76 6.23

Other Specialist Worker

Deputy Chief Officer/Director

Support Staff Administration

Support Staff Other

Area/District Manager or Equivalent

ACO and Equivalent

North W est North East Yorkshire & Hum berside W est Midlands East Midlands East of England South W est South East London W ales T otal

FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FTE % FT E %

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 6.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.29

0.00 0.00 1.20 38.71 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 3.77 0.00 0.00 2.00 3.65 3.90 3.18 0.00 0.00 8.10 2.32

0.00 0.00 -3.00 -96.77 0.00 0.00 2.00 7.55 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.10 8.61 2.00 3.65 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.10 1.18

0.00 0.00 1.40 45.16 0.00 0.00 0.30 1.13 1.10 6.79 2.50 9.43 0.50 1.39 1.00 1.82 1.56 1.27 1.00 4.35 9.36 2.68

23.20 95.87 2.50 80.65 15.00 93.75 24.20 91.32 13.10 80.86 20.80 78.49 29.70 82.50 40.24 73.38 102.96 84.08 19.00 82.61 290.70 83.34

1.00 4.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 6.17 0.20 0.75 1.70 4.72 7.60 13.86 14.04 11.46 2.00 8.70 27.54 7.90

0.00 0.00 1.00 32.26 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 6.17 2.00 7.55 1.00 2.78 2.00 3.65 0.00 0.00 1.00 4.35 8.00 2.29

24.20 + 7.10 3.10 - 0.90 16.00 + 1.50 26.50 + 9.29 16.20 + 7.70 26.50 + 7.53 36.00 + 2.30 54.84 + 15.06 122.46 + 122.46 23.00 + 8.70 348.80 + 180.74

Tables 15 & 16: Figures in blue show the vacancies within each work area as a percentage of the total Vacancies in the Region. Figures marked in red show the total vacancies for each Region as a percentage of the Total Staff in that Region. Italicised figures in the ‘Total’ column indicate the change in vacant posts on last quarter.

Total

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Total

Chart 15 – Regional Active Vacancy Levels
North Ea st 3.69% (4.54%) [0.96%] 6.30% Yorkshire & Hum be rside 2.11% (2.04%) [2.27%] 4.70% Ea st Midla nds 4.24% (4.51%) [3.41%] 4.20% Ea st of Engla nd 4.93% (4.53%) [6.10%] 3.60% London 17.89% (18.19%) [17.05%] 7.00%

North W e st 1.66% (1.27%) [2.76%] 4.50% W e st Midla nds 1.39% (0.33%) [4.07%] 4.90% W a le s 4.69% (3.95%) [6.76%] 4.40% South W e st 7.26% (7.12%) [7.60%] 3.20%

South Ea st 6.41% (5.52%) [9.10%] 3.60%

Chart 15: Figures in ( ) brackets show the active vacancy percentage for operational staff within the Region. Those in red and [ ] brackets are the same figures for support staff. All percentages are as a proportion of total staff numbers within the region. Figures in blue indicate the regional unemployment rate for comparison. Chart 16 – Ranked % Change in Vacancy Levels by Job Group (Operational)
Other Operational Staff Probation Officer Senior Practitioner Psychologist Senior Probation Officer Probation Services Officer Trainee Probation Officer 1587.00% Operational Group
115.44% 27.52% 49.66% 78.00% 152.86% 155.09% -38.39%

Chart 17 – Ranked % Change in Vacancy Levels by Job Group (Support)
DCO/Director Area/District Manager Other Specialist ACO and Equivalent Support Staff Other Support Admin Section/Function Heads Operational Group
111.85% 120.29% 128.29% 107.54% 60.00% 62.00% -50.00% -41.43%

Chart 16 & 17: Please note that where there are large percentage increases, these reflect calculations based on small numbers. For example, an increase from 1 vacancy to 2 vacancies between quarters equates to a 100% increase in percentage terms.

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Chart 18 – Ranked % Change in Vacancy Levels by Probation Area (Operational Posts)
West Mercia Staffordshire Kent Gwent Norfolk Essex Warwickshire Cambridgeshire Cumbria Dyfed Powys Devon & Cornwall Sussex Wiltshire West Yorkshire Avon & Somerset Humberside Greater Manchester Merseyside North Yorkshire Northumbria Nottinghamshire South Yorkshire London West Midlands Cheshire Derbyshire Lincolnshire Hertfordshire Lancashire Bedfordshire North Wales Thames Valley Leicestershire Suffolk Surrey Gloucestershire Hampshire South Wales Dorset Northamptonshire Teesside Durham
713.73% 244.44% 296.15% -3.73% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 8.06% 14.29% 15.53% 20.69% 24.39% 28.21% 29.56% 42.20% 42.35% 56.80% 71.60% 72.73% 100.00% 111.86% -100.00% -82.07% -56.14% -50.00% -46.43% -40.00% -34.81% -32.77% -32.08% -22.39% -22.29% -13.16% -8.44% -283.67%

Chart 18: Please note that where there are large percentage increases, these reflect calculations based on small numbers. For example, an increase from 1 vacancy to 2 vacancies between quarters equates to a 100% increase in percentage terms.

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Chart 19 – Ranked % Change in Vacancy Levels by Probation Area (Support Posts)
Teesside Gloucestershire Suffolk Norfolk Derbyshire Devon & Cornwall Thames Valley Dyfed Powys London Hertfordshire Humberside Greater Manchester Merseyside Bedfordshire North Yorkshire Northumbria Nottinghamshire South Yorkshire West Midlands Wiltshire West Yorkshire Avon & Somerset West Mercia Surrey Lancashire Sussex Essex South Wales Cheshire Durham Leicestershire Staffordshire North Wales Hampshire Kent Dorset Warwickshire Northamptonshire Cumbria Gwent Lincolnshire Cambridgeshire
4900.00% -24.07% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 10.34% 12.57% 17.51% 26.67% 31.82% 36.00% 37.50% 43.48% 46.43% 60.00% 71.43% 73.61% 92.31% 100.00% 111.92% 138.24% 166.67% 173.33% 200.00% 500.00% 700.00% -105.00% -100.00% -100.00% -80.95% -30.00% -29.07%

Chart 19: Please note that where there are large percentage increases, these reflect calculations based on small numbers. For example, an increase from 1 vacancy to 2 vacancies between quarters equates to a 100% increase in percentage terms.

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Starters and Leavers
At Area level attrition rates include all leavers, irrespective of whether or not they have transferred within the NPS, as they represent attrition from that Area. At a national level however, attrition rate calculations do not include those who have transferred within the service, as they do not represent attrition from the NPS as a whole. This also applies to the figures on starters, where national figures reflect only those who are new to or re-entering the service. In Quarter 1 2005/2006 the attrition rate for the service as a whole (including NPD) was 2.27% (454.78 FTE leavers during the quarter). This is an increase on the attrition rate at the end of last quarter (2.02%), and follows a series of quarterly decreases. However, the attrition rate for the 12 month period to the end of Quarter 1 stands at 9.21%, which is an improvement on the 10.24% recorded for the same period a year previously (Quarter 1 03/04 to Quarter 1 04/05). This equates to 1799.81 FTE leavers across the 12 month period. During the quarter there were 542.53 FTE starters (including the NPD) who joined the organisation as either completely new or returning staff. The ratio of starters to leavers for Quarter 1 2005/2006 is therefore 1:0.84.

Table 17 – Starters & Leavers by Job Group (Operational)
Attrition Rate (%) Ratio of Starters:Leavers Change on Last Quarter
+ 0.17 + 2.53 + 0.76 + 0.29 + 0.42 + 3.30 + 1.12 + 0.58

Number of Starters (FTE)

Number of Leavers (FTE)

% Transfers

Senior Probation Officer Senior Practitioner Probation Officer Trainee Probation Officer Probation Services Officer Psychologist Other Operational Staff T otal:

12.20 6.00 41.60 1.00 253.12 0.00 22.53 336.45

51.64 66.67 56.97 0.00 6.41 0.00 0.00 14.93

18.10 11.70 121.18 14.00 134.70 0.60 24.41 324.69

% Transfers

17.13 12.82 17.58 7.14 7.42 0.00 0.00 11.36

1 : 1.48 1 : 1.95 1 : 2.91 1 : 14.00 1 : 0.53 1 : 1.08 1 : 0.97

1.54 3.21 2.43 0.80 2.28 3.30 4.51 2.20

Table 18 – Starters & Leavers by Job Group (Support)
Attrition Rate (%) Ratio of Starters:Leavers Change on Last Quarter
- 25.98 + 2.41 - 3.90 - 4.59 - 2.85 - 3.55 + 0.08 - 2.85

Number of Starters (FTE)

Number of Leavers (FTE)

Deputy Chief Officer/Director ACO & Equivalent Area/District Manager or Equivalent Manager - Section or Function Head Support Staff - Adm inistration Support Staff Other Other Specialist W orker Support Staff T otal

4.00 1.50 1.00 9.00 189.41 18.10 13.50 236.51

50.00 66.67 0.00 0.00 6.44 0.00 0.00 6.43

1.27 7.00 1.00 7.30 109.30 15.32 12.30 153.49

% Transfers

% Transfers

0.00 42.86 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8.13 3.26

1 : 0.32 1 : 4.67 1 : 1.00 1 : 0.81 1 : 0.58 1 : 0.85 1 : 0.91 1 : 0.65

2.59 2.41 0.72 1.65 3.08 4.53 4.73 3.01

Table 17 & 18: All starters and leavers totals include those staff transferring within the NPS. Figures marked in red indicate where the ratio of starters to leavers shows a net loss in staff, or where the attrition rate is higher than the national average for the job category. Figures in green indicate the opposite.

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By Job Group
Amongst Probation Officer grades (including Senior Probation Officers and Senior Practitioners) the attrition rate in Quarter 1 2005/2006 was 1.92%, equating to 125.08 FTE leavers. This is an increase of 0.36% on the previous quarter (1.56%). The actual total number of leavers from the Probation Officer grades during Quarter 1 was 150.98 FTE. However, of these 25.9 FTE (17.15%) were transfers between Areas, and were retained within the Service. During Quarter 1 2005/2006 there were a total of 59.80 FTE starters across the Probation Officer grades. The majority of these starters were transfers within the service, with only 25.80 FTE (43.14%) being new to the service or returning following a break in service. Based on raw figures for starters and leavers (excluding transfers between Areas) there continues to be a net loss of staff from the Probation Officer grades. The current ratio of starters to leavers stands at 1 starter for every 4.85 leavers. However, the ratios based on the raw starters and leavers figures do not take account of the transfers within an Area. Such transfers cover promotions amongst Probation Officer Grades, and the graduation of Trainees to Probation Officer post. When these transfers are taken into account, the total numbed of leavers from the Probation Officer grades during the quarter was 183.48, against a total of 55.70 starters (a ratio of 1 starter for every 3.29 leavers). This is consistent with the fall in staff numbers across the Probation Officer grades, and is what we might expect to see at this stage of the annual recruitment cycle. The attrition rate for the 12 month period ending 30 June 2005 for Probation Officer grades (inclusive as above) stands at 7.33%. This equates to 476.69 FTE leavers in the 12 month period. In addition to this there were 129.13 FTE (21.32% of total leavers) who transferred internally and were retained within the service. In the same 12 month period there were a total of 247.55 FTE starters in the Probation Officer grades, of whom 114.75 FTE (a minority of 46.35%) were new to the service, or were returning following a break in service. This means that the ratio of starters to leavers for the previous 12 month period was 1 starter for every 4.15 leavers. However, this does not include internal transfers as discussed above. When included, the total number of leavers for the 12 month period is 231.11 FTE, versus 819.94 total starters. This provides a growth ratio of 1 starter for every 0.29 leavers, which is consistent with the growth in staff in post seen across the 12 month period. Analysis of the rolling annual attrition rates by grade (shown in Charts 20 and 21) show that the picture remains relatively steady in the main operational grades, and that there continues to be a slight downward trend in the majority of support grades. The exception to the rule in the support category continues to be the ‘DCO/Directors’ job group, which has risen for the second quarter in a row. However, the increase is significantly less than that observed in the previous quarter, and may be linked to increased recruitment activity within the job group (evidenced by recent increase in staff numbers). The attrition rate in the ‘Psychologist’ job group has continued to decline following rapid rises in previous quarters. The continuing volatility of this job group owes mostly to the small numbers covered.

By Area
The weak growth in staff in post figures during Quarter 1 is consistent with the starter to leaver ratios in the Areas and NPS as a whole. Of the NPS Areas, 57.14% (80.95% last quarter) reported that their starters were either exceeding or meeting the number of leavers. The remaining Areas (42.86%) incurred a net loss of staff during Quarter 1 2005/2006. Chart 21 – Rolling Annual Attrition Rate by Grade (Support)
25%

Chart 20 – Rolling Annual Attrition Rate by Grade (Operational)
40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Q2 04/05 Q3 04/05 Q4 04/05 Q1 05/06

20% Senior Probation Officer Senior Practitioner Probation Officer Trainee Probation Officer Probation Services Officer Psychologist Other Operational Staff 5% 10% 15% DCO/Directors ACO Area/District Managers Section or Function Heads Support Staff Admin Support Staff Others Other Specialists

0% Q2 04/05 Q3 04/05 Q4 04/05 Q1 05/06

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Table 19a – Starters & Leavers Summary by Area & Family Group
Attrition Rate (%)
0.41 0.67 4.99 4.28 2.20 4.62 0.41 2.42 4.76 2.37 2.09 3.89 2.36 2.95 3.16 3.12 2.72 0.56 1.62 1.12 4.92 5.22 1.93 1.31 1.59 1.67

Ratio of Starters:Leavers

Cum bria Dyfed Powys Gloucestershire Lincolnshire Norfolk North Yorkshire North W ales Suffolk W iltshire Family Group 1 Bedfordshire Cam bridgeshire Dorset Northam ptonshire Surrey W arwickshire Family Group 2 Cheshire Derbyshire Durham Gwent Hertfordshire Leicestershire Staffordshire Teesside Family Group 3

5.25 2.64 7.88 3.50 20.60 8.00 5.20 7.08 4.00 64.15 2.00 5.14 7.44 11.00 13.00 8.90 47.48 16.33 10.70 1.50 23.00 7.30 26.00 2.50 12.00 99.33

19.05 53.03 12.69 0.00 14.56 0.00 0.00 14.12 25.00 13.09 0.00 7.78 2.69 0.00 30.77 11.24 11.79 100.00 9.35 0.00 21.74 0.00 11.54 20.00 0.00 26.00

0.73 1.00 8.75 9.72 5.80 11.00 1.00 5.12 6.90 50.02 4.00 8.70 5.05 6.50 8.10 5.22 37.57 2.00 5.80 3.34 11.00 11.20 8.70 5.50 5.20 52.74

0.00 0.00 0.00 20.58 10.34 9.09 0.00 19.54 28.99 13.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 15.38 12.35 19.16 7.99 50.00 34.48 29.94 9.09 17.86 17.24 0.00 0.00 16.12

1 : 0.14 1 : 0.38 1 : 1.11 1 : 2.78 1 : 0.28 1 : 1.38 1 : 0.19 1 : 0.72 1 : 1.73 1 : 0.78 1 : 2.00 1 : 1.69 1 : 0.68 1 : 0.59 1 : 0.62 1 : 0.59 1 : 0.79 1 : 0.12 1 : 0.54 1 : 2.23 1 : 0.48 1 : 1.53 1 : 0.33 1 : 2.20 1 : 0.43 1 : 0.53

+ 1.27 + 1.88 - 0.62 + 4.62 - 1.68 - 1.32 + 1.45 + 0.37 - 0.57 + 0.12 - 0.78 + 0.18 + 0.63 + 1.31 + 0.54 + 0.56 - 0.46 - 0.98 + 2.14 + 1.35 - 1.01 + 0.12 - 1.75 - 0.01

Change on Last Quarter
- 1.27 - 2.40

Number of Starters (FTE)

Number of Leavers (FTE)

% Transfers

% Transfers

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Table 19b – Starters & Leavers Summary by Area & Family Group
Attrition Rate (%)
2.49 1.21 1.78 3.26 5.22 2.71 2.43 3.37 3.11 2.36 2.26 2.60 3.20 2.68 3.68 1.91 2.55 1.02 1.65 1.16 1.94 1.97 8.96 2.27

Ratio of Starters:Leavers

Avon & Som erset Devon & Cornwall Hum berside Sussex Tham es Valley W est Mercia Family Group 4 Essex Ham pshire Kent Lancashire Nottingham shire South W ales Family Group 5 Greater Manchester London Merseyside Northum bria South Yorkshire W est Midlands W est Yorkshire Family Group 6 NPD National T otal *

17.70 11.60 12.90 11.00 21.50 10.66 85.36 17.30 32.90 5.60 2.80 29.30 25.50 113.40 61.00 44.46 8.00 4.57 8.50 21.50 15.21 163.24 35.00 542.53

8.47 13.79 15.50 63.64 9.30 9.38 17.69 8.67 3.04 35.71 0.00 6.83 0.00 5.73 3.28 0.00 0.00 0.00 11.76 0.00 6.57 2.45 0.00 -

12.70 5.52 7.90 12.10 32.15 10.16 80.53 15.20 16.86 10.90 13.20 13.60 18.30 88.06 49.00 45.59 19.38 6.89 10.80 15.00 20.10 166.76 21.00 454.78

7.87 18.12 12.66 26.45 21.77 0.00 16.39 6.58 0.00 0.00 15.15 0.00 5.46 4.54 2.04 1.32 0.00 14.51 18.52 0.00 9.95 3.96 0.00 -

1 : 0.72 1 : 0.48 1 : 0.61 1 : 1.10 1 : 1.50 1 : 0.95 1 : 0.94 1 : 0.88 1 : 0.51 1 : 1.95 1 : 4.71 1 : 0.46 1 : 0.72 1 : 0.78 1 : 0.80 1 : 1.03 1 : 2.42 1 : 1.51 1 : 1.27 1 : 0.70 1 : 1.32 1 : 1.02 1 : 0.60 1 : 0.84

+ 0.03 - 0.11 - 1.46 - 0.27 + 1.40 + 0.48 + 0.05 + 0.20 + 1.43 - 0.52 + 1.02 - 1.23 + 0.19 + 0.59 + 1.93 - 0.75 + 1.25 - 1.50 - 0.64 + 0.13 + 0.13 + 0.20 - 7.64 + 0.25

Table 19a & 19b: Figures include those staff transferring from one Area to another, except for the National total (marked with an *). Transfer percentages are calculated as a proportion of total starters or leavers (as appropriate). Figures marked in red indicate where the ratio of starters to leavers shows a net loss in staff, or where the attrition rate is higher than the national average. Figures in green indicate the opposite. The Attrition Rate figures are calculated for Quarter 1 only.

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Change on Last Quarter

Number of Starters (FTE)

Number of Leavers (FTE)

% Transfers

% Transfers

Chart 22 – Ranked Average Number of Leavers per Starter by Probation Area (Quarter 1 only)
Cheshire Lancashire North Yorkshire Durham West Midlands Bedfordshire Devon & Cornwall Warwickshire Cumbria Norfolk Teesside Hampshire Staffordshire Avon & Somerset Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Surrey Derbyshire Essex North Wales Suffolk Greater Manchester Sussex West Yorkshire South Yorkshire Kent Dorset Lincolnshire Hertfordshire West Mercia Thames Valley London Wiltshire Northumbria South Wales Cambridgeshire Dyfed Powys Humberside Leicestershire Merseyside Gwent Gloucestershire 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5

Chart 23 – Ranked Average Number of Leavers per Starter by Probation Area (12 Months to 30/6/05)
Durham Cumbria Leicestershire Cheshire Sussex Essex Dorset Merseyside Staffordshire Nottinghamshire South Wales West Midlands Bedfordshire North Wales North Yorkshire Teesside Derbyshire Hampshire Norfolk Dyfed Powys West Mercia South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Warwickshire Greater Manchester Humberside Hertfordshire Avon & Somerset Surrey Gwent Northamptonshire Wiltshire Gloucestershire Lancashire Northumbria Kent Devon & Cornwall Thames Valley Lincolnshire Cambridgeshire Suffolk London 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5

Chart 22 & 23: The red indicator line marks the balance point where the ratio of starters to leavers equals 1 to 1 i.e. no net change in staff. Figures above this line are marked in red, and show Areas where the ratio of starters to leavers indicates a net loss of staff. The dashed indicator line shows the national average for the relevant period.

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Chart 24 – Ranked Attrition Rate by Probation Area (Quarter 3 Only)
Cheshire North Yorkshire West Midlands Staffordshire Lancashire Merseyside Devon & Cornwall Cumbria Hampshire Greater Manchester Warwickshire West Yorkshire Derbyshire North Wales Durham West Mercia South Yorkshire Lincolnshire Avon & Somerset Northumbria Surrey London Bedfordshire Gwent Northamptonshire Norfolk Kent Leicestershire South Wales Dyfed Powys Dorset Essex Humberside Wiltshire Teesside Sussex Gloucestershire Suffolk Cambridgeshire Thames Valley Nottinghamshire Hertfordshire 0% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%

Chart 25 – Ranked Full Year Attrition Rate by Probation Area (12 months to 30/6/05)
Cheshire Durham Lancashire West Midlands Merseyside Staffordshire Dyfed Powys Cumbria North Wales Derbyshire West Mercia West Yorkshire Devon & Cornwall Northumbria Greater Manchester Hampshire South Yorkshire South Wales Bedfordshire Warwickshire Norfolk Avon & Somerset Lincolnshire Leicestershire Teesside Humberside Gloucestershire London Essex Gwent Dorset Kent Sussex Wiltshire North Yorkshire Suffolk Hertfordshire Surrey Thames Valley Cambridgeshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire 0% 4% 8% 12% 16% 20%

Chart 24 & 25: In Chart 24, the red indicator line marks the national attrition rate for Quarter 1 2004/2005, while the dashed indicator line shows the same figure for the current Quarter. In Chart 25, the red line marks the national attrition rate for the 12 months from 1 July 03 to 30 June 04. The dashed indicator line in Chart 24 indicates the national attrition rate for the 12 months from 1 July 04 to 30 June 05.

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By Region
Charts 26 through 35 show the starters (positive numbers), leavers (negative numbers), and the net change for each of the last four quarters by Region. This affords an opportunity to look at the changing trends in starter and leaver figures, and how this relates to changes in staff in post figures. The general pattern observed in Quarter 1 2005/2006 is a decrease in the net change figures across the NPS, with the majority of Regions recording a result consistent with either little change or weak growth. This is reflected in the changes to staff in post figures discussed earlier. However, there are two exceptions to the general trend observed in the current quarter. The first of these is in the East Midlands Region, where the current net change Chart 26 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter (North West)
250 200 150 100 50 0 -50 -100 -150 -200 -250 Leavers Starters Net Change

figure has improved since last quarter. This stems from an increase in starters during the quarter. Examination of the breakdown of new starts for the region shows that there has been a large group of Probation Service Officers and Administration staff recruited during the quarter. These job groups do not follow the same annual pattern as the Probation Officer grades, and this has skewed the usual recruitment pattern. Similarly, in the West Midlands the net change figure has remained relatively unchanged from last quarter, and continues to be consistent with an increase in staff. Again, this stems from an increase in starters in the PSO and Administration job groups during the quarter.

Chart 27 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter (North East)
250 200 150 100 50 0 -50 -100 -150 -200 -250 Leavers Starters Net Change

Q2 - 04/05

Q3 - 04/05

Q4 - 04/05

Q1 - 05/06

Q2 - 04/05

Q3 - 04/05

Q4 - 04/05

Q1 - 05/06

Chart 28 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter (Yorkshire & Humberside)
250 200 150 100 50 0 -50 -100 -150 -200 -250 Leavers Starters Net Change

Chart 29 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter (West Midlands)
250 200 150 100 50 0 -50 -100 -150 -200 -250 Leavers Starters Net Change

Q2 - 04/05

Q3 - 04/05

Q4 - 04/05

Q1 - 05/06

Q2 - 04/05

Q3 - 04/05

Q4 - 04/05

Q1 - 05/06

Chart 30 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter (East Midlands)
250 200 150 100 50 0 -50 -100 -150 -200 -250 Leavers Starters Net Change

Chart 31 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter (East of England)
250 200 150 100 50 0 -50 -100 -150 -200 -250 Leavers Starters Net Change

Q2 - 04/05

Q3 - 04/05

Q4 - 04/05

Q1 - 05/06

Q2 - 04/05

Q3 - 04/05

Q4 - 04/05

Q1 - 05/06

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Chart 32 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter (Wales)
250 200 150 100 50 0 -50 -100 -150 -200 -250 Leavers Starters Net Change

Chart 33 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter (South West)
250 200 150 100 50 0 -50 -100 -150 -200 -250 Leavers Starters Net Change

Q2 - 04/05

Q3 - 04/05

Q4 - 04/05

Q1 - 05/06

Q2 - 04/05

Q3 - 04/05

Q4 - 04/05

Q1 - 05/06

Chart 34 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter (South East)
250 200 150 100 50 0 -50 -100 -150 -200 -250 Leavers Starters Net Change

Chart 35 – Starters & Leavers by Quarter (London)
250 200 150 100 50 0 -50 -100 -150 -200 -250 Leavers Starters Net Change

Q2 - 04/05

Q3 - 04/05

Q4 - 04/05

Q1 - 05/06

Q2 - 04/05

Q3 - 04/05

Q4 - 04/05

Q1 - 05/06

Chart 36 – Regional Attrition Rates (Quarter 1 Only)

North W e st 2.67 (2.42%) [3.44%] W e st Midla nds 1.59 (1.15%) [2.75%]

North Ea st 1.19 (0.89%) [2.12%] Yorkshire & Hum be rside 2.06 (1.63%) [3.15%] Ea st Midla nds 2.29 (2.12%) [2.86%] Ea st of Engla nd 3.05 (2.72%) [4.14%]

W a le s 2.55 (2.42%) [2.91%]

South W e st 2.24 (2.46%)[1.79%] South Ea st 3.43 (3.33%) [3.75%] London 1.43 (1.16%) [2.58%]

Chart 36: Figures in ( ) brackets show the attrition rate in for operational staff in the Region. Figures in [ ] brackets show the same rate for support staff

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Chart 37a – Regional Rolling Annual Attrition Rates by Quarter
16.0%

Chart 37b – Regional Rolling Annual Attrition Rates by Quarter
18.0%

14.0% North West North East 10.0% Yorkshire & Humberside West Midlands East Midlands 6.0%

16.0%

12.0%

14.0%

East of England Wales South West South East London

12.0%

8.0%

10.0%

8.0%

4.0% Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 04/05 Q1 - 05/06

6.0% Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 04/05 Q1 - 05/06

Regional Attrition Rates
Charts 37a and 37b plot the regional annual rolling attrition rate. The data continues to show that generally, the annual rolling attrition rate is holding reasonably steady across the NPS, with a slight downward trend in most cases. The attritition rate in all but two of the NPS Regions has fallen since the previous quarter. The most significant decrease has come in the North East, where the annual attritition rate has fallen by 1.35% since last quarter. The only region showing a consistent rise in the rolling annual attrition rate is Yorkshire & Humberside. The rate there has risen by a further 0.36% over the quarter, and is up by a total of 1.13% since Quarter 2 04/05 . The South East Region has the highest annual rolling attrition rate in the NPS at 13.16%. However, attrtion continues to trend downwards in this Region.

Destination of Leavers
Charts 38 & 39 show the proportion of leavers to each destination category across the last 12 months. This averages out minor fluctuations in the data from quarter to quarter, and better represents longer term patterns in the data. With the exception of retirement and death in service, we do not currently collect reasons for leaving on a national basis. The proportion of operational leavers taking up other employment outside of the NPS has decreased by 2.41% since last quarter. However, it looks likely that this change may be due to a lack of information regarding the destination of leavers in the quarter, rather than an actual change in the overall pattern. The decrease noted above has been accompanied by respective increases of 1.38% and 1.21% in the proportion of staff in the ‘No Other Employment’ and Other/Not Known’ categories. These categories tend to be used to capture leavers for whom destination information is lacking. The proportion of operational staff that take employment in another Area, and are retained in the Service, remains reasonably steady at 15.89%. Of those that do leave to pursue other employment, the largest proportion continues to head for other public sector organisations (8.08% of total leavers).
23.09% 15.89%

Chart 38 – Destination of Leavers (Operational Staff)

3.91%

1.02% 2.49% 1.27% Youth Justice (- 0.10%) Drugs Projects (- 0.21%) Social Services (- 0.38%) Other Voluntary Sector (- 0.00%) Prison Service (- 0.35%) Other Public Sector (- 0.23%) Other Private Sector (- 0.92%) Self-Employed (- 0.21%)

8.08% 1.57%

2.76%

1.98%

Employment within NPS (+ 0.07%) Other Employment (- 2.41%) No Other Employment (+ 1.38%) Education/Training (+ 0.10%) Retirement (- 0.51%) 18.72% 27.52% 1.31% 1.03% 12.44% Death (+ 0.15%) Other/Not Known (+ 1.21%)

4.10% Retirement (- 0.64%) Ill Health Retirement (+ 0.13%)

8.34%

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The next largest group (at 3.91%) leaves to pursue a career in the private sector. This is down by 0.92% since last quarter, but is likely to be linked to the general drop in the ‘Other Employment’ figures as discussed above. Leavers from the support staff category continue to be far more likely to leave the NPS altogether. Just 5.26% of leavers move from one Area to another. However, this is the second consecutive quarterly increase in this figure. The two dominant destinations for those leavers that take up employment outside of the NPS continue to be the public and private sectors. However, in the present quarter the private sector is the most freqeunt destination at 11.88% of total leavers. This compares to 10.06% of leavers from the support group that continue in the public sector. Retirement continues to account for a signifcant proportion of the leavers from both the operational and support categories (12.44% and 12.78% of leavers in the last 12 months respectively).

Chart 39 – Destination of Leavers (Support Staff)

0.00% 0.39%

0.45%

0.15% 1.65% 0.99%

Youth Justice (- 0.07%) Drugs Projects (+ 0.31%) Social Services (- 0.20%) Other Voluntary Sector (- 0.19%) Prison Service (- 0.16%) Other Public Sector (- 1.95%) Other Private Sector (+ 1.34%) Self-Employed (+ 0.02%)

11.88%

10.06%

25.58%

22.46% Employment within NPS (+ 0.79%) 5.26% Other Employment (- 0.92%) No Other Employment (- 0.80%) Education/Training (+ 0.40%) Retirement (+ 0.00%) 2.15% Death (+ 0.15%) Other/Not Known (+ 0.38%)

12.78% 30.86% 0.91% 1.53%

Retirement (+ 0.28%) Ill Health Retirement (- 0.28%)

11.24%

Health and Safety
The number of Areas providing a nil return for Health & Safety information stands at 25 for Quarter 1 2005/2006 (down from 26 in the previous quarter) The frequency rate (the number of accidents a staff member can expect to have in their working life) of ‘3 Day Lost Time’ incidents/accidents has fallen slightly following the sharp rise recorded last quarter. In the same period the frequency rate for ‘1 to 3 Day Lost Time’ incidents/accidents has increased for the second quarter in a row. The NPD will continue to monitor these trends, and to work with Areas to implement measures to control the situation. Charts 42a and 42b on page 31 show the number of accidents per FTE as a rolling 12 month average by Region. The South West Region has continued the downward trend established last quarter, with a further drop in the accidents per FTE rate. However, this does to continue to be the Region with the highest number of accidents per employee. While the majority of Regions have either continued a downwards trend, or at least held steady since last quarter, there are a few notable exceptions. Both Wales and the East Midlands have recorded sharp increases since Quarter 4 2004/2005.
No.

London has also had a second consecutive quarterly increase in the number of accidents per FTE. However, as noted in the previous edition of this report, this is due to improvements in reporting rather than any actual change in the rate of accidents. It will take some time before the figures for London even out and give a true impression of the actual rate at which accidents/incidents are occurring.

Chart 40 – Number and Frequency Rate of 3 Day Lost Time Accidents/Incidents
18 16 14 12 0.20 0.25

8 6 4 2 0 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 04/05 Q1 - 05/06

0.10

0.05

0.00

Number of Accidents/Incidents

Frequency Rate

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Rate

10

0.15

Chart 41 – Number and Frequency Rate of 1- 3 Day Lost Time Accidents/Incidents
12 0.14 0.12 0.10 0.08

10 8

6 0.06 4 0.04 0.02 0.00 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 04/05 Q1 - 05/06

2 0

Number of Accidents/Incidents

Frequency Rate

Table 35 – Regional Accident/Incident Summary
No. of Accidents/Incidents (Previous 4 Quarters) Average FTE in Post Across Period Accidents/Incidents per FTE Proportion of Staff (FTE) Involved in an Accident/Incident

North W est North East Yorkshire & Hunberside East Midlands W est Midlands East of England South W est South East London W ales T otal

19 10 15 12 10 11 23 2 17 6 125

3189.33 1276.34 2355.51 1745.51 2204.72 1516.45 1474.01 2197.94 2407.13 1179.24 19546.17

0.006 0.008 0.006 0.007 0.005 0.007 0.016 0.001 0.007 0.005 0.006

1 : 167.86 1 : 127.63 1 : 157.03 1 : 145.46 1 : 220.47 1 : 137.86 1 : 64.09 1 : 1098.97 1 : 141.6 1 : 196.54 1 : 156.37

Chart 42a – Regional Summary of Accidents/Incidents per FTE by Quarter
0.0250

Chart 42b – Regional Summary of Accidents/Incidents per FTE by Quarter
0.0250

0.0200

0.0200

0.0150

North West North East Yorkshire & Hunberside East Midlands West Midlands

Rate

No.

0.0150

East of England South West South East London Wales

0.0100

0.0100

0.0050

0.0050

0.0000 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 04/05 Q1 - 05/06

0.0000 Q2 - 04/05 Q3 - 04/05 Q4 - 04/05 Q1 - 05/06

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Type of Accident/Incident
The NPS Health and Safety Policy Manual classifies accidents and incidents by severity (rated 1 – 4). Severity 1, being the highest rating, covers work-related deaths of employees or other parties. There have been 4 Severity 1 incidents reported since collection of this information began. There have been 1 further Severity 1 incidents reported in Quarter 1 2005/2006, which took place in London. The information shown in the following charts depicts the type of events that occur throughout the NPS. Collecting such data nationally enables the identification of significant risks to staff and others who may be affected by our work, with a view to directing resources accordingly to manage and reduce those risks. As with the presentation of ‘Destination of Leavers’ data, the information on accident type has been changed this quarter to present a summary of the data on accident type over the last 4 quarters. Again, this averages out quarterly fluctuations, which are inevitable given the nature of accidents, and allow the assessment of longer term trends. Severity 3 incidents continue to be the most frequently reported type in the NPS, accounting for 49.60% of all accidents/incidents over the last 4 quarters. This is a sharp decrease of 4.60% on figures from the previous 4 quarter period. Of the accidents in this category, the vast majority are of the ‘3 Day Lost Time’ type. The implementation of the National Health & Safety Strategy will contribute to further improvements in the safety culture of the NPS.

Chart 43 – Breakdown of Accidents/Incidents by Severity Rating and Type
Injury to employee resulting in absence in excess of 1-day as a consequence of violence & intimidation 2.40%

Suicide of any person within NPS Premises or whilst under NPS Supervision 1.60%

Injury to employee resulting in absence in excess of 1-day 25.60%

28.00% 1.60%

20.80%

Severity 1 (- 0.69%) Severity 2 (+ 3.24%) Severity 3 (- 4.6%) Severity 4 (+ 2.05%)

Other fire requiring the attendance of emergency services 2.40% Threaten with an offensive weapon 3.20%

49.60%
Threat with intent to Kill 8.00%

Dangerous Occurrence 4.00% Failure of fire or personal alarms for more than 7 working days 1.60% Discovery of explosives, firearms or ammunition 0.80% Major Injury to any person (in the workplace) 6.40%

3-day lost time accident/injury to employee 44.00%

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