PPO’s Brook House investigation converted into statutory inquiry.

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, has issued the following Written Ministerial Statement concerning the PPO’s investigation into Brook House immigration removal centre: “I am announcing today the conversion of the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) investigation of… Read More

Welcome to The Investigator, Summer 2019, Issue 3

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

Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, Investigator, newsletter

Welcome to Issue #2 of The Investigator: April ’19

Reviewing the PPO/HMPPS Impact Symposium 2019. Since April 2012, we have made over 10,000 recommendations (including those repeated) in the course of 1,996 investigations into deaths in custody. Virtually all of those are accepted by the prison at the time… Read More

Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, Strategic Plan

PPO publishes Strategic Plan 2019-21

Today, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman’s office published its Strategic Plan for 2019-21. The Ombudsman, Sue McAllister CB, said: “We work in a complex and politically sensitive environment. Our Terms of Reference are very clear and we are proud of… Read More

Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, stakeholder

PPO’s General Stakeholder Survey 2018/19 is now open…

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman works with a range of stakeholders and we annually seek your views on our performance. These views are fundamental to understanding our strengths and weaknesses, as well as offering practical suggestions for how we might… Read More