Written Question on Prisoners' Transfers: Offender Assessment System

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Date Title Questioner
18 Jul 2017, 3:46 p.m. Prisoners' Transfers: Offender Assessment System David Hanson


To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will launch a review into the process of, and arrangement for, sentence planning to ensure that prisoners transferring from other prisons arrive with a complete and up to date OASys.

Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)

The review of Offender Management in Custody (OMiC) has included a review of OASys and sentence planning arrangements.

The new Offender Management in Custody model considers and addresses the issues which prisons currently face around completing OASys reports. The new model will move the resource for OASys report completion into the training / resettlement estate and away from local / reception prisons.

The model also introduces a new role of Prison Offender Managers, who will be based in the prison. These Prison Offender Manager posts will be held by a combination of band 4 prison staff and NPS Probation Officers.

Roll out of the new OM model has commenced within the 10 pathfinder sites and HMP Berwyn. We are currently working through the roll out schedule into the wider estate, but the new OM model will be in place in all Closed prisons by March 2019.

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