The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) carries out independent investigations into deaths and complaints in custody. The detailed role and responsibilities of the PPO are set out in his office’s Terms of Reference. The PPO has two main duties:
The purpose of these investigations is to understand what happened, to correct injustices and to identify learning for the organisations whose actions we oversee so that the PPO makes a significant contribution to safer, fairer custody and offender supervision.
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The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman today published the results of his latest post-investigation survey. The survey was introduced last year as a means to collect the views of custodial staff, healthcare professionals and coroners who had been involved in a … Continued
The use of new psychoactive substances (NPS) is suspected to have played a part in the deaths of some prisoners, said Nigel Newcomen, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO). Today he published a bulletin on the lessons that can be … Continued
The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman today published a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Police Chiefs’ Council. The MoU sets out principles of cooperation between PPO and the police (whether investigating a death, acting as the coroner’s officer … Continued
Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, Nigel Newcomen CBE, delivered one of this year’s Perrie Lectures on 12th June at Newbold Revel Prison Service College. The Lectures take place annually, with the purpose of stimulating dialogue between criminal justice organisations, the voluntary … Continued