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One To One
Information for Sentencers

What is One To One? Through a series of structured The programme tackles these
One To One is a General Offending exercises the programme teaches problems and teaches self-
Programme – one of several offenders to examine their own management skills to enable
independently accredited programmes behaviour and make more informed offenders to think about things
for use in England & Wales. choices about their actions. differently.

Accredited Offending Behaviour Issues that One To One tackles are: Diversity
programmes are part of the Probation The National Probation Service
Service’s What Works initiative, which • Lack of problem solving skills – recognises that women, minority
aims to reduce general reconviction Often offenders do not recognise ethnic offenders, those with a
rates by providing types of supervision or anticipate problems, or they disability or other special needs may
for offenders which are based on fail to consider alternative forms have additional issues. These issues
research and sound evidence. These of action. The programme can will be fully addressed in order that
approaches or ‘programmes’ are challenge these rigid thought they derive maximum benefit from
effective in changing the way processes. The programme One To One.
offenders think and behave. approaches problem solving as a
skill which everyone can learn and The programme is approved as an additional
One To One is designed to be which can be applied to different requirement of a Community Rehabilitation
Order or a Community Punishment and
delivered on an individual basis, situations. It enables offenders to Rehabilitation Order in accordance with the
which may be more suitable for see how their behaviour often Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act
certain offenders. It consists of works to their own disadvantage 2000. Supervision of the order will begin
immediately and commencement of the
20 sessions in addition to one in the long term, how it can harm groupwork programme will be with the first
pre-programme session. their families and the victims of available place following appearance in court.
their crimes.
Who is it for?
One To One is aimed at offenders • Poor social skills – A large Attendance at the full programme of
within the medium/high risk of 20 sessions and 1 pre-programme session is
proportion of offences either occur
monitored in accordance with Home Office
reconviction group because available in groups or are perpetrated by standards. Any breach of attendance or
evidence indicates that it is most groups acting together. Poor social conditions will be dealt with appropriately
effective with these groups. and may see the offender returned to court.
skills often result in inappropriate
behaviour which can be manifested
One To One is often appropriate in aggression, violence or hostility. National Probation Directorate
for offenders who are unable The programme teaches the
to participate effectively in a offender how to counter or resist National Probation Service
group setting. pressure from others. for England and Wales
This programme has been accredited by the
Programme content • Poor personal control – Correctional Services Accreditation Panel (CSAP)
for use in England and Wales (2001).
One To One is based on the principle Some offences appear to have
that how offenders think will affect been committed on impulse.
how they behave. Research has When such offences are examined
shown that many persistent offenders carefully, it is often possible to
demonstrate poor decision making identify the thinking that allowed
and weak problem solving skills. someone to behave in such a way.
They can often act impulsively with
little thought of the consequences
for themselves or others.

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