PPO publish first ‘Policy into Practice’ publication

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman have issued a new publication today, ‘Policy into Practice’, which is the first in a series, designed to share learning from our investigations with frontline staff. The PPO actively feeds into HMPPS policy consultations, using… Read More

Kimberley Bingham becomes Acting Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

Today, Kimberley Bingham will take over as Acting Prisons and Probation Ombudsman after Sue McAllister’s retirement. This is an interim arrangement while the recruitment of a permanent Ombudsman is completed. Kimberley has been the Deputy Ombudsman of Learning Lessons and… Read More

PPO branding update

A notice to our website users – we have changed our corporate colours due to accessibility requirements. We have rolled this change out internally and externally amongst our service users and services in remit. We have contacted both our services… Read More

Why do women complain less than men?

This article previously featured in Women in Prison’s spring/summer 22 magazine. The Prisons & Probation Ombudsman (PPO) are trying to understand why women in prison file less complaints than men. Assistant Ombudsman Mike talks about what they are doing to… Read More

In conversation with… Sue McAllister and One Small Thing

Thanks to Edwina Grosvenor and One Small Thing for giving Sue McAllister the opportunity to talk about her important role as Prisons and Probation Ombudsman. In this episode Edwina speaks to Sue McAllister, Prisons and Probation Ombudsman. Sue explains her work… Read More

General Stakeholder Survey 2021/22

The annual Prisons and Probation Ombudsman General Stakeholder Survey 2021/22 is now open. We work with a range of stakeholders and we seek your views on our performance through the survey. These views are fundamental to understanding our strengths and… Read More