Update on fatal incident report summary tiles

From 30 May 2023, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will now include the name of the deceased (if over 18) on our fatal incident report summary tiles for reports published after this date. We will also include the date the… Read More

X-ray scanning: Complaint upheld

This article previously featured in Inside Time’s April edition. The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) was first established to investigate complaints made by prisoners. Now, we also investigate complaints made by young people in detention, offenders under probation supervision and… Read More

Adrian Usher becomes Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

Today, Adrian Usher has taken over from Kimberley Bingham as the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman. Adrian had an extensive career as a Senior Police Officer at the Metropolitan Police Service and was most recently a Commander for Learning and Development,… Read More

Fatal incident reports audit

We are currently carrying out an audit of the fatal incident reports that are on our website. We are aware that there are some older reports that had not been published or are no longer showing on the website. You… Read More

Naloxone can save lives

This article previously featured in Inside Time in April: https://insidetime.org/naloxone-can-save-lives/ I hope that many of you will be familiar with the work the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) does to investigate your complaints. You might not know that the PPO… Read More

Recruitment opportunity: Support Team Manager

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman is hiring for a Support Team Manager. The role is permanent and is based in London. The core function of the Support Team Manager is to provide first line management of up to seven administrative… Read More

Issue 12 of our newsletter, The Investigator is OUT NOW!

Welcome to issue 12 of The Investigator! Welcome to issue 12 of The Investigator which focuses on research carried out by the PPO’s Research team. The PPO’s Research team regularly analyses the data gained from our investigations as a means… Read More

Fatal incidents and remand

When we talk about the remand population in prisons, we are referring to individuals who are in prison until their trial begins or those who have been convicted but are awaiting sentencing. To give a full picture of remand prisoners… Read More