The board is responsible for all top-level agency decisions, including:
- risk assessment
- performance management
It gives direction to the executive management committee on:
- accounting and finance
- internal controls
- following legislation and rules
- meeting agency objectives
The board supports the executive management committee to make sure it upholds the organisation’s values and provides its services.
HMPPS Executive Management Committee
The executive management committee advises the board and reports on all day-to-day activity in the agency. The committee has the power to make management decisions about the agency in between board meetings, to make sure the agency can provide its services and meet its objectives.
HMPPS Audit Committee
The audit committee is a separate non-management group that gives independent advice on:
- governance and control
- the audit programme
- internal audit reports
Throughout the year, it reviews the progress of plans and checks that these are on track to being completed. It also looks at how the recommendations from other organisations’ audits are being carried out and if these are successful.
HMPPS framework document
explains the governance, accountability, financing, staffing and operational arrangments of HMPPS.