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’s fatal incidents investigations team won the first ever Customer Service Award at last night’s Civil Service Awards 2016. The Awards are a highly respected and prestigious cross-government programme to recognise and celebrate the wealth of … Continued
Last night, Prisons and Probation Ombudsman Nigel Newcomen and several of his senior management team met with Deborah Coles, Director of Inquest – the charity providing free advice to people bereaved by a death in custody and detention. Also in … Continued