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 survey of the bereaved families of those who died in the custody of the prisons and immigration removal estates between 2013 and 2015. The Ombudsman, Nigel Newcomen CBE: … Continued
In his last annual report, and in various other publications, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) called for a review of Assessment of Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) arrangements. While the review is not as comprehensive as we might … Continued
The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman today published his response to the consultation by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) on the draft PSI for referral of crime in prison. It is important that prisoners, staff and visitors alike understand that … Continued
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