Parole Board guidance for practitioners

Information for Parole Board members and other practitioners on the parole process, including detailed guidance on oral hearings.

The Parole Board Rules 2016 can be found here.

The Parole Board (Amendment) Rules 2018 can be found here


  1. Parole Board Information Booklet for Victims
  2. The Parole Board's duties towards victims of crime
  3. Guidance for Parole Board members on the consideration of allegations which have been made against a prisoner.
  4. Stakeholder Response Form
  5. Member Case Assessment Guidance
  6. Easy Read guides for prisoners
  7. Referring cases to Parole Board oral hearings
  8. Oral hearing listing framework for parole cases
  9. Contributing to a Parole Board oral hearing
  10. Juvenile Oral Hearings: Parole Board policy
  11. Parole and the LASPO Act 2012
  12. Parole Board and Ministry of Justice framework document
  13. The parole journey: for parole practitioners
  14. Children and Young People - Overview and Guidance
  15. Deferrals guidance for Parole Board members
Published 30 July 2014
Last updated 10 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated MCA guidance.
  2. First published.