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. Stakeholder Response Form
  4. Member Case Assessment Guidance
  5. Easy Read guides for prisoners
  6. Referring cases to Parole Board oral hearings
  7. Oral hearing listing framework for parole cases
  8. Contributing to a Parole Board oral hearing
  9. Juvenile Oral Hearings: Parole Board policy
  10. Parole and the LASPO Act 2012
  11. Parole Board and Ministry of Justice framework document
  12. The parole journey: for parole practitioners
  13. Children and Young People - Overview and Guidance
  14. Represent yourself at a parole review oral hearing
  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.