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 our 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 Investigator, Summer 2019, Issue 3 Welcome to your latest edition of the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman’s quarterly newsletter, “The Investigator”. We include in this edition: a preview of what will be included in our Annual Report, due… Read More
On Monday 3 June, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will be replacing our live phone line with a monitored answering service. What are we trying to achieve? PPO assessors and investigators will serve our end users more efficiently… Read More