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  • Parole Board Member Recruitment

  • Information on the process for licence terminations for those serving Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) or Detention for Public Protection (DPP) sentence

  • Revised Guidance on Quality Assurance

  • Parole Board's Complaints Policy and Code of Conduct for Members and Staff.

  • The Parole Board decides whether prisoners who are serving certain types of sentences can be released.

  • Member guidance for cases where the prisoner’s first language is not English (or Welsh), and translation of documents, or an interpreter, may be needed.

  • Improving victims engagement in the parole process

  • Members of the public can now request summaries of parole decisions.

  • The Parole Board Rules 2019 were introduced on 22 July 2019 and apply to all parole cases referred to the Parole Board on or after that date.

  • The Parole Board reconsideration mechanism was launched on 22 July 2019. This allows parties to the case to apply for reconsideration of a parole decision.

  • Revised Guidance on Oral Hearings

  • Parole Board continue to follow government advice to postpone all oral hearings

  • The is a public guide to show the Decision-Making Framework used by Parole Board members

  • An outline of the parole process

  • A Parole Board decision can be challenged through: The reconsideration mechanism, an application to set aside a decision and Judicial review

  • The Parole Board welcomes feedback from anyone and as such we have developed a new avenue to provide feedback.

  • Guidance for Parole Board members on the changes brought about by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act 2012.

  • New guidance on Helen's Law sets out information and advice regarding the Board’s duty to consider the non-disclosure of information about victims by prisoners

  • The Parole Board is committed to protecting and promoting equality and diversity and this guidance sets out its duty under the Equality Act 2010

  • The power to refer high-risk prisoners to the Board, in place of automatic release, is set out in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022