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Closed organisation: National Offender Management Service (NOMS)

  1. Multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA)

    Assess and manage the risks posed by sexual and violent offenders: guidance for the police, prison service and probation trusts.

  2. NOMS graduate programme

    Find out how the NOMS graduate programme is structured, the career paths it opens up and the qualities you'll need to secure your place.

  3. Public Protection Manual, Chapter 1: MAPPA

    Guidance for police, prison and probation staff on their duties under the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).

  4. Public Protection Manual, Chapter 2: Safeguarding children

    Guidance for police, prison officers, probation staff, youth offending teams and secure training centres on safeguarding children.

  5. Public Protection Manual, Chapter 9: Risk of harm

    Guidance for prison staff on assessing and managing the risk of prisoners to members of the public and other prisoners.

  6. National Probation Service Sentencer update

    National Probation Service Sentencer update

  7. Achieving better outcomes for women offenders

    Evidence-based commissioning principles for women offenders

  8. Public Protection Manual, Chapter 6: Harassment procedures

    Guidance for prison staff on preventing prisoners from harassing their victims from prison.

  9. NOMS directory of services

    Directory of services currently being commissioned by National Offender Management Service (NOMS) for prospective suppliers.

  10. NOMS Agency Framework

    Sets out arrangements for the governance, accountability, financing, staffing and operation of the NOMS Agency.

  11. Public Protection Manual, Chapter 11: Inappropriate materials

    Guidance for prisons on controlling access to illegal, obscene, offensive or unsuitable publications, videos, games or other materials.

  12. Mental Health Treatment - Supporting Integrated Delivery guidance

    This (non-statutory) guidance seeks to provide support to service commissioning and provider agencies so that appropriate mental health service provision and inter-agency partnerships enable Mental Health Treatment Requireme…

  13. Public Protection Manual, Chapter 7: Foreign nationals

    Guidance for prison staff on protecting the public when managing offenders who may be removed or deported from the country.

  14. Public Protection Manual, Chapter 4: Disqualification orders

    Guidance for prison staff on dealing with prisoners who have been given disqualification orders preventing them from working with children.

  15. Public Protection Manual, Chapter 5: Critical public protection cases

    Guidance for probation staff on referring a sensitive, high-profile or high-risk case to a Public Protection Unit.

  16. Achieving better outcomes for young adult men: evidence-based commissioning principles

    Evidence-based commissioning principles for young adult male offenders

  17. Guidelines for services commissioned by NOMS

    Commissioning intentions and service specifications for providing services for offenders, defendants, victims and the courts.

  18. NOMS Welsh Language Scheme 2013

    The National Offender Management Services (NOMS) Welsh Language Scheme was produced to comply with the requirements of the Welsh Language Act 1993.

  19. Protected time for education in YOIs

    Guidance on protected time for education in public sector under-18 young offender institutions.

  20. Joint protocol between YOTs and electronic monitoring services

    This joint protocol lays out the responsibilities of youth offending teams (YOTs) and electronic monitoring services (EMS) in relation to the electronic monitoring of young people.