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Parole Board Chief Executive's blog   October 2021

Parole Board Chief Executive's blog October 2021

Martin Jones discusses the issue of mental health among prisoners and the work of the Board in this area.

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Parole Board Member's Blog   September 2021

Parole Board Member's Blog September 2021

Panel member Rob McKeon gives a fascinating insight into how Parole Board members explore the unknown about offenders.

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Guidance: Guidance for Parole Board Members on Young Adult Prisoners

Guidance: Guidance for Parole Board Members on Young Adult Prisoners

The Parole Board has published guidance for its members on factors to take into consideration when reviewing cases of young adults.

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Guidance: Guidance for Parole Board Members on Types of Cases

Guidance: Guidance for Parole Board Members on Types of Cases

The Parole Board has revised its guidance for its members on the types of cases referred to it and the associated powers and procedures.

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Guidance: Guidance on Member Case Assessment (MCA)

Guidance: Guidance on Member Case Assessment (MCA)

Revised Guidance on Member Case Assessment.

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Guidance: Guidance for Parole Board members on the consideration of allegations which have been made against a prisoner.

Guidance: Guidance for Parole Board members on the consideration of allegations which have been made against a prisoner.

The Parole Board has published guidance for its members on the consideration of allegations which have been made against a prisoner.

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Parole Board Chief Executive's blog   August 2021

Parole Board Chief Executive's blog August 2021

CEO Martin Jones discusses the Parole Board's Business Plan 2021-2022 and outlines its priorities for the next 12 months.

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Corporate report: Parole Board Business Plan 2021 2022

Corporate report: Parole Board Business Plan 2021 2022

The Parole Board has developed its 2021-22 business plan, announcing its strategic aims and priorities.

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Parole Board Members Blog   July 2021

Parole Board Members Blog July 2021

Panel member Sian Flynn - who joined the Board 15 years ago - discusses some of the common misconceptions around parole and explains the reality of being a Parole Board member.

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Corporate report: Parole Board Performance Data for 2020/2021

Corporate report: Parole Board Performance Data for 2020/2021

The Parole Board is publishing its Annual Report and Accounts for 2020/21 in Autumn 2021. In the meantime, the Parole Board is pleased to publish its member biographies, performance data and register of interests.

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Guidance: Feedback and complaints

Guidance: Feedback and complaints

The Parole Board welcomes feedback from anyone and as such we have developed a new avenue to provide feedback.

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Guidance: Duty Member Activities Guidance

Guidance: Duty Member Activities Guidance

Revised Duty Member Activities Guidance

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Guidance: Guidance on Prisoners who are Transgender

Guidance: Guidance on Prisoners who are Transgender

Revised Guidance on Prisoners who are Transgender

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Guidance: Duty Member Guidance on Representation

Guidance: Duty Member Guidance on Representation

Revised Guidance on Representation

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Guidance: Guidance on Representation

Guidance: Guidance on Representation

Revised Guidance on Representation

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Guidance: Parole Board member guidance on Restorative Justice

Guidance: Parole Board member guidance on Restorative Justice

Guidance on Restorative Justice has been in development for some time, following a multi-agency Restorative Justice Workshop in September 2019.

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Parole Board Chief Executive's blog   April 2021

Parole Board Chief Executive's blog April 2021

CEO Martin Jones outlines the Parole Board's stance on Restorative Justice and explains new guidance provided on the subject for members.

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Parole Board Chief Executive's blog April 2021

Parole Board Chief Executive's blog   April 2021

CEO Martin Jones outlines the Parole Board's stance on Restorative Justice and explains new guidance provided on the subject for members.

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Parole Board Chief Executive's blog March 2021

Parole Board Chief Executive's blog   March 2021

Martin Jones outlines the Parole Board's stance, and plans, following the Government's announcement to relax the Rule on private hearings.

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Guidance: The Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Act Guidance

Guidance: The Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Act Guidance

New guidance on Helen's Law sets out information and advice regarding the Boardís duty to consider the non-disclosure of information about victims by prisoners

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Guidance: Translations and Interpreters

Guidance: Translations and Interpreters

Member guidance for cases where the prisonerís first language is not English (or Welsh), and translation of documents, or an interpreter, may be needed.

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Guidance: Welsh Speaking Prisoners and Duties on Welsh Language Guidance

Guidance: Welsh Speaking Prisoners and Duties on Welsh Language Guidance

Member guidance for cases where the prisonerís first or preferred language is Welsh, as well as any other individual that communicates with the Board in Welsh.

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Guidance: Welsh Speaking Prisoners and Duties on Welsh Language Guidance

Guidance: Welsh Speaking Prisoners and Duties on Welsh Language Guidance

Member guidance for cases where the prisonerís first or preferred language is Welsh, as well as any other individual that communicates with the Board in Welsh.

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Detailed guide: Work with us

Detailed guide: Work with us

Parole Board member recruitment

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Guidance: Types of Cases Guidance

Guidance: Types of Cases Guidance

Revised Guidance on Types of Cases Guidance

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Guidance: Types of Cases Guidance

Guidance: Types of Cases Guidance

Revised Guidance on Types of Cases Guidance

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Guidance: Judicial Reviews and Private Law Claims

Guidance: Judicial Reviews and Private Law Claims

Revised Guidance on Judicial Reviews and Private Law Claims

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Guidance: Judicial Reviews and Private Law Claims

Guidance: Judicial Reviews and Private Law Claims

Revised Guidance on Judicial Reviews and Private Law Claims

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Guidance: Foreign National Prisoners Guidance

Guidance: Foreign National Prisoners Guidance

Revised Guidance on Foreign National Prisoners

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Guidance: Foreign National Prisoners Guidance

Guidance: Foreign National Prisoners Guidance

Revised Guidance on Foreign National Prisoners

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Parole Board: appointment and reappointment of members

Parole Board: appointment and reappointment of members

The Secretary of State has approved the appointment of 46 members, the extension of the tenure of appointment of 3 members and the reappointment of 48 members.

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Chief Executive's blog January 2021

Chief Executive's blog   January 2021

CEO Martin Jones outlines the Parole Board's stance folowing the introducation of the Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Act 2020, known as Helen's Law.

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Chief Executive's blog January 2021

Chief Executive's blog   January 2021

CEO Martin Jones outlines the Parole Board's stance folowing the introduction of the Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Act 2020, known as Helen's Law.

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Guidance: Quality Assurance Guidance

Guidance: Quality Assurance Guidance

Revised Guidance on Quality Assurance

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Guidance: Guidance on Restricted Patients and the Mental Health Act

Guidance: Guidance on Restricted Patients and the Mental Health Act

Revised Guidance on Restricted Patients and the Mental Health Act.

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Press release: The future of Parole: Problems and solutions webinars

Press release: The future of Parole: Problems and solutions webinars

The Parole Board is holding two online events with Cambridge Centre for Criminal Justice and the Institute of Criminology to explore the future of parole.

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Press release: Parole Board statement on passing of Helen's Law

Press release: Parole Board statement on passing of Helen's Law

The Parole Board has released the following statement after the Prisoners (disclosure of information about victims) Bill received Royal Assent.

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Executive release and determinate recalls A joint approach

Executive release and determinate recalls   A joint approach

The Parole Board and PPCS have been looking at how to support both the parole review and executive release process, in a way which avoids a duplication of work.

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Press release: Update on the Parole Board working during Covid 19

Press release: Update on the Parole Board working during Covid 19

The Parole Board has released the following statement in light of the Government's announcement of a second lockdown.

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Parole Board Chief Executive's blog October 2020

Parole Board Chief Executive's blog   October 2020

Martin Jones welcomes the new Government Root and Branch review of parole and explores the possibility of holding certain parole hearings in court

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Guidance: Parole Board Covid 19 Member Guidance

Guidance: Parole Board Covid 19 Member Guidance

This interim guidance has been created in order to assist members on how to remain flexible and progress cases during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Guidance: Guidance on Protected Characteristics

Guidance: Guidance on Protected Characteristics

The Parole Board is committed to protecting and promoting equality and diversity and this guidance sets out its duty under the Equality Act 2010

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Guidance: Parole Board Duty Member Activities

Guidance: Parole Board Duty Member Activities

Parole Board duty members deal with requests received from the Secretary of State or the prisoner/legal representative that fall outside routine processes.

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Guidance: Adjournments and deferrals guidance July 2020

Guidance: Adjournments and deferrals guidance July 2020

This is guidance for Parole Board members when a situation arises that a case cannot be progressed at any stage during a review.

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Guidance: Parole Board guidance on Victims of Crime

Guidance: Parole Board guidance on Victims of Crime

This guidance offers information on the Board's duties under the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime.

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