PPO publish analysis of second wave COVID-19 related deaths

Sue McAllister, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO), has published a Learning Lessons Bulletin analysing investigations into 107 second wave deaths related to COVID-19 from 8 October 2020 and 20 April 2021. The PPO investigations highlighted in the bulletin shows… Read More

PPO COVID-19 update

Since July 2020, the PPO has carried out a gradual, safe return to the office and at present, all PPO staff are working in our offices for a minimum of one day a week. We are now able to start… Read More

Ombudsman Sue McAllister publishes 2020/21 Annual Report

Prisons and Probation Ombudsman Sue McAllister CB: “We have become a more inclusive organisation, still proudly independent but more confident that we can work collaboratively with others to improve outcomes in the services in our remit.” Click here to download… Read More

From prison to working at the PPO

This article was first issued in June, written by Prisons & Probation Ombudsman Sue McAllister for prisoners and readers of Inside Time: Everybody Counts From prison to working at the PPO One of the first things I did when I… Read More

Read all about it! The Investigator Issue 8

Welcome to Issue 8 of The Investigator! This issue brings together articles on work across our complaints and fatal incident functions, and a paper written by one of the academics we are working with to strengthen the impact of our… Read More

Post-release deaths

For some time, we have recognised that there should be more scrutiny of cases where people die after their release from prison. We have now been given additional spend in our budget to investigate post-release deaths and we are working… Read More