Guidance

Public protection manual: PSI 18/2016, PI 17/2016

Guidelines for prison and probation staff on assessing and managing a prisoner’s risk during their time in custody and in preparation for release.

Documents

Public protection instructions: PSI 18/2016, PI 17/2016

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Public protection manual

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Details

This prison service instruction (PSI) and probation instruction (PI) contains the public protection manual. It is a guide for prison and probation staff on assessing and managing ongoing risks, imposing additional restrictive measures and sharing information with other agencies.

It includes guidance on:

  • multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) for the management of violent and sex offenders
  • use of the violent and sex offender register (ViSOR)
  • the role of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • restricting the possession of certain materials
  • arrangements for prisoners managed under harassment procedures, sex offender registration or with terrorist notification requirements

This is a current PSI and PI. It came into effect on 11 January 2017.

Published 23 November 2016