Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|4 Feb 2019, 3:54 p.m.||Prisoners: Sexual Offences||David Hanson|
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many trainee probation officers were trained to work with sexual offenders in each of the last three years.
Answer (Rory Stewart)
All trainees working towards attaining the Professional Qualification in Probation Practice receive training in working with sexual offenders.
We are taking decisive action to improve the delivery of probation services in England and Wales, including investing £22 million in extra support for offenders leaving prison. When sex offenders are released, they are closely monitored by police and probation and subject to strict licence conditions – and liable to be returned to custody for breaching them. We have introduced a new Director General role for Probation to develop a dedicated approach to managing sex offenders, and we are expanding supervised accommodation, investing in training and deploying specially trained probation officers to focus on sex offenders in prison.