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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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The influence of family on prisoners during parole   CEO blog

The influence of family on prisoners during parole CEO blog

Martin Jones explores the importance of family support for prisoners during their parole review as The Board published a new leaflet on the topic.

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Parole Board Chief Executive's blog   August 2020

Parole Board Chief Executive's blog August 2020

Martin Jones explores the importance of family support for prisoners during their parole review as The Board published a new leaflet on the topic.

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The importance of having a lawyer for a parole review   CEO blog

The importance of having a lawyer for a parole review CEO blog

Parole Board chief executive Martin Jones discusses the importance of prisoners having a lawyer during a parole review as it publishes a laflet on the issue.

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The importance of having a lawyer for a parole review   CEO blog

The importance of having a lawyer for a parole review CEO blog

Parole Board chief executive Martin Jones discusses the importance of prisoners having a lawyer during a parole review as it publishes a leaflet on the issue.

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Important information leaflets published for prisoners & families

Important information leaflets published for prisoners & families

The Parole Board has launched two new information booklets for the families of prisoners going through parole and prisoners who chose to represent themselves.

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Important information booklets published for prisoners & families

Important information booklets published for prisoners & families

The Parole Board has launched two information booklets for family and friends of prisoners going through parole and prisoners who choose to represent themselves

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Guidance: Getting ready for a parole review without a lawyer

Guidance: Getting ready for a parole review without a lawyer

This booklet is for prisoners who decide not to have help from a lawyer when getting ready for their parole review and how best to prepare for an oral hearing.

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Guidance: Getting ready for a parole review without a lawyer

Guidance: Getting ready for a parole review without a lawyer

This booklet is for prisoners who decide not to have help from a lawyer when getting ready for their parole review and how best to prepare for an oral hearing.

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Guidance: Info for family and friends of prisoners having a parole review

Guidance: Info for family and friends of prisoners having a parole review

This guide is for anyone wishing to support or help someone in prison who is going through a parole review.

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Guidance: Info for family and friends of prisoners having a parole review

Guidance: Info for family and friends of prisoners having a parole review

This guide is for anyone wishing to support or help someone in prison who is going through a parole review.

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Form: Stakeholder Response Form

Form: Stakeholder Response Form

A form for stakeholders to make applications to vary Parole Board directions, request a deferral, request for additional witnesses, and ask for other information.

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Guidance: Observers at Parole Board oral hearings

Guidance: Observers at Parole Board oral hearings

The Parole Board Observer Policy Guidance gives information for parties to a parole review on how to request for an observer to attend an oral hearing.

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Guidance: Observers at Parole Board oral hearings

Guidance: Observers at Parole Board oral hearings

The Parole Board Observer Policy Guidance gives information for parties to a parole review on how to request for an observer to attend an oral hearing.

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Parole Board publishes Annual Report & Accounts 2019/2020

Parole Board publishes Annual Report & Accounts 2019/2020

The Parole Board for England & Wales conducted more hearings last year than ever before with a record high of more 8,200 face-to-face parole reviews

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Corporate report: The Parole Board for England & Wales Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20

Corporate report: The Parole Board for England & Wales Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20

The Parole Board for England & Wales has laid before Parliament its Annual Report and Accounts for 2019/20

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Guidance: Guidance on vulnerable prisoners during Covid 19

Guidance: Guidance on vulnerable prisoners during Covid 19

The Parole Board has issued guidance to members on children and prisoners in secure hospitals/mental health units during the parole process

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Press release: Chief Executive's blog Parole Board Covid 19 recovery plan

Press release: Chief Executive's blog   Parole Board Covid 19 recovery plan

Parole Board CEO Martin Jones explains the Board's recovery strategy as the UK-wide lockdown begins to ease

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Press release: Parole Board Chief Executive's blog June 2020 recruitment

Press release: Parole Board Chief Executive's blog   June 2020 recruitment

Martin Jones, CEO of the Parole Board, discusses the Board's recruitment drive to find new psychologist, psychiatrist and retired judicial members

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Parole Board launches member recruitment campaign

Parole Board launches member recruitment campaign

The Board is seeking psychologist, psychiatrist and retired judicial members to contribute to its vital work

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Guidance: Immediate cancellation of all face to face hearings

Guidance: Immediate cancellation of all face to face hearings

Parole Board continue to follow government advice to postpone all oral hearings

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Corporate report: Parole Board Strategy and Business Plan 2020 2022

Corporate report: Parole Board Strategy and Business Plan 2020 2022

Given the current Covid-19 situation the Parole Board continues to develop its strategic aims and priorities.

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Press release: Parole Board Chief Executive's blog May 2020

Press release: Parole Board Chief Executive's blog   May 2020

Martin Jones, CEO of the Parole Board, discusses the Parole Board business plan 2020-2022 and its strategic aims and priorities.

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Guidance: Parole Board Strategy and Business Plan 2020 2022

Guidance: Parole Board Strategy and Business Plan 2020 2022

Given the current Covid-19 situation the Parole Board continues to develop its strategic aims and priorities.

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Guidance: Immediate cancellation of all face to face hearings

Guidance: Immediate cancellation of all face to face hearings

Parole Board continue to follow government advice to postpone all oral hearings

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Guidance: Operational Protocol

Guidance: Operational Protocol

The operational protocol sets out how the parole system operates

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Press release: Parole Board statement on prisoner early release scheme

Press release: Parole Board statement on prisoner early release scheme

The Parole Board clarifies its position, and how this will affect prisoners on the early release scheme

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Victims engagement during Covid 19

Victims engagement during Covid 19

Covid-19 response for criminal courts, and the question being raised about the victims personal statement following government guidelines

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Guidance: Immediate cancellation of all face to face hearings

Guidance: Immediate cancellation of all face to face hearings

Parole Board continue to follow government advice to postpone all oral hearings

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Guidance: Immediate cancellation of all face to face hearings

Guidance: Immediate cancellation of all face to face hearings

Parole Board continue to follow government advice to postpone all oral hearings

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Press release: Parole Board Chief Executive's blog March 2020

Press release: Parole Board Chief Executive's blog   March 2020

Martin Jones, CEO writes about Parole Board's response to coronavirus

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Press release: Coronavirus update

Press release: Coronavirus update

Parole Board continue to follow government advice

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Should an oral hearing be impacted by the coronavirus?

Should an oral hearing be impacted by the coronavirus?

The Parole Board has been and is continuing to make contingency plans should the work of the Board be impacted by the coronavirus.

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Decision: Parole Board reconsideration mechanism decisions

Decision: Parole Board reconsideration mechanism decisions

This is a collection of decisions from the Parole Board reconsideration mechanism, which started on 22 July 2019.

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Explaining the benefits of parole

Explaining the benefits of parole

Martin Jones, CEO of the Parole Board, describes just how our parole system works and highlights the key benefits

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Press release: Parole Board Open Management Committee Meeting

Press release: Parole Board Open Management Committee Meeting

The Parole Board is holding its annual open Management Committee meeting on 12 March 2020 at 10 South Colonnade in Canary Wharf.

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Press release: Parole Board response to events at London Bridge and Streatham

Press release: Parole Board response to events at London Bridge and Streatham

The Parole Board welcomes the government's plans to ensure that terrorist offenders are not released automatically

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Press release: New Parole Board Vice Chair

Press release: New Parole Board Vice Chair

Peter Rook has been announced as the new Vice Chair of the Parole Board

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Decision: Parole Board reconsideration mechanism decisions

Decision: Parole Board reconsideration mechanism decisions

This is a collection of decisions from the Parole Board reconsideration mechanism, which started on 22 July 2019.

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Press release: Parole Board Christmas and New Year opening times 2019 2020

Press release: Parole Board Christmas and New Year opening times 2019 2020

The Parole Board will have staff working throughout the Christmas period, apart from on 25 and 26 December 2019 and 1 January 2020

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Press release: Parole Board Christmas and New Year opening times 2019 2020

Press release: Parole Board Christmas and New Year opening times 2019 2020

The Parole Board will have staff working throughout the Christmas period, apart from on 25 and 26 December 2019 and 1 January 2020

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