Policy and guidance for prison and probation professionals in England and Wales.
Applies to England and Wales
Index and notes
This page lists all current probation instructions (PIs). From 2019, all new prison and probation operational policies are published as policy frameworks.
If the PI you want is not listed here, check the PI index. This document lists every PI issued and includes details of those which have been cancelled, updated or replaced by a policy framework. The index also includes the most up-to-date contact details for the owner of each PI.
A PI remains in force until it is formally cancelled, even if the document has passed its expiry date.
Some PIs are not published here because they are restricted or sensitive. HR and other staff-related PIs are not published here but are available on your departmental intranet.
If you have any questions about the contents on this page or would like an electronic copy of a cancelled policy, please email email@example.com.
|04/2019||Annex A: Community payback practice guidance (PDF)|
|04/2019||Annex B: Guidance on resolving unpaid work requirements and extensions (PDF)|
|02/2019||Health and safety arrangements for workplace inspections (PDF)|
|01/2019||Information sharing and the effective managment of electronic monitoring|
|06/2018||Referring serious further offences for review|
|05/2018||Liaison arrangements between sentencers and providers of probation services (MS Word)|
|04/2018||Critical public protection case MP notification scheme (MS Word)|
|03/2018||Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (PDF)|
|02/2018||Records information management policy|
|03/2017||Probation victim contact service (non-statutory cases) (PDF)|
|17/2016||Public protection manual|
|15/2016||Information sharing agreements|
|14/2016||Sharing sensitive information with the Parole Board|
|13/2016||Health and safety arrangements for manual handling operations (MS Word)|
|12/2016||Consulting on health, safety and fire issues|
|11/2016||Health and safety arrangements for fire safety in probation premises (MS Word)|
|10/2016||Supervised Individual Childcare|
|08/2016||Information risk management|
|07/2016||Arranging unpaid work as part of an enforcement order|
|06/2016||Adult social care|
|04/2016||Determining pre-sentence reports|
|25/2015||Health and safety performance monitoring (PDF)|
|13/2015||Health and safety arrangements|
|12/2015||Management of violence and agression in the workplace (PDF)|
|08/2015||Managing indeterminate sentenced offenders on licence (PDF)|
|06/2015||Early days in custody|
|05/2015||Implementation of the support delivery of the alcohol treatment requirement specification (PDF)|
|04/2015||Implementation of the support delivery of the drug rehabilitation requirement specification (PDF)|
|03/2015||Managing health and safety|
|02/2015||Reconsideration of central vetting decisions by exception|
|01/2015||Prisoner rehabilitation services|
|01/2013||First move skills screening tool (MS Word)|
|17/2012||Service specification for unpaid work (MS Word)|
|14/2012||The instruction system: the approval and implementation of policy and instructions (MS Word)|
|09/2012||Implementation of the deliver supervision on licence specification (MS Word)|
|08/2012||Implementation of the service specification for “Manage the sentence: pre and post-release from custody” (MS Word)|
|04/2012||Implementation of the service specification for bail services (MS Word)|
|01/2012||Implementation of the deliver accredited programmes specification (MS Word)|
|08/2010||Offender management feedback questionnaire (MS Word)|
|08/2010||Questionnaire leaflet (PDF)|
|07/2010||Probation qualifications framework (PDF)|
|05/2010||Statutory changes to community safety partnerships (PDF)|
|04/2010||Community compacts (MS Word)|
|03/2010||Implementation of the victim liaison service specification (MS Word)|
|01/2010||Licences for music in probation areas and trusts (MS Word)|
Some older prison service instructions have been archived by The National Archives and are made available here through the UK Government Web Archive.