Statutory guidance

Public Protection Manual, Chapter 8: Joint national protocol

Guidance for police, probation officers and prison staff on the protocol for supervising, releasing and recalling offenders on licence.


Includes information on:

  • the responsibilities of different agencies
  • steps to take before releasing offenders
  • notifying police of licence conditions
  • revoking licences
  • arrest and detention procedures
  • appeals
  • performance measures