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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Probation: Death remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department takes to (a) monitor, (b) investigate, (c) learn lessons for prevention from and (d) respond at a (i) local and (ii) national level to deaths of offenders in the community on post custody supervision. more like this
tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
tabling member printed
Bambos Charalambous more like this
uin 277251 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
answer text <p>All deaths of offenders under supervision are the subject of an internal review by the relevant probation provider, which must consider from the circumstances whether any areas of probation practice could be improved. This includes the deaths of those being supervised after release from custody. Probation providers report annually to Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service on the numbers of deaths and their causes, and share learning points from the reviews that they have conducted. A small number of deaths under post-release supervision, including those that occur in Approved Premises, are independently investigated by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.</p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders who died under supervision increased from 704 in 2010/11 to 955 in 2017/18. The Offender Rehabilitation Act (ORA) was introduced on 1 February 2015 and resulted in an increase in the number of offenders on post-release supervision. While the total number of deaths under supervision has continued to increase, the number of deaths post-release fell by 8% in the last year, from 401 in 2016/17 to 367 in 2017/18.</p><p> </p><p>The National Suicide Prevention Strategy identifies people in contact with the criminal justice system as a high-risk group, and we recognise that the time following release from prison can be a particularly high-risk period for suicide and for deaths from other causes. The primary role of probation is to protect the public and prevent re-offending, and people under supervision in the community are not in the care of HM Prison and Probation Service in the way that they are when in custody. While probation staff do everything they can to help offenders find access to vital services including healthcare, housing, and treatment for drug and alcohol problems, they do not have sole responsibility for caring for them. We are conducting a review of post-release deaths, which aims to identify what further actions may be appropriate to prevent them, while recognising that a range of other organisations share responsibility for their wellbeing.</p><p> </p><p>We are also investing an extra £22m in ‘through-the-gate’ assistance for offenders, to help them find the support they need on issues such as housing, healthcare and employment, and they have the same access to these services as any other person in the community.</p><p> </p><p>The number of deaths under post-release supervision during 2017/18, broken down by time elapsed since release and by cause of death, is in the attached table. The figures are taken from probation providers’ annual reports. Care is taken when processing and analysing them, but the detail is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system.</p>
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
grouped question UIN
277252 remove filter
277253 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-31T15:14:41.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T15:14:41.79Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
attachment
1
file name PQ 277251-53 Bambos Charalambous MP figures.xlsx more like this
title Table more like this
tabling member
4610
label Biography information for Bambos Charalambous more like this
1138855
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Probation: Death remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people died whilst under post-release supervision in 2017-18; and what the (a) number of days between release from prison and date of death and (b) cause of death was in each of those cases. more like this
tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
tabling member printed
Bambos Charalambous more like this
uin 277253 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
answer text <p>All deaths of offenders under supervision are the subject of an internal review by the relevant probation provider, which must consider from the circumstances whether any areas of probation practice could be improved. This includes the deaths of those being supervised after release from custody. Probation providers report annually to Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service on the numbers of deaths and their causes, and share learning points from the reviews that they have conducted. A small number of deaths under post-release supervision, including those that occur in Approved Premises, are independently investigated by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.</p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders who died under supervision increased from 704 in 2010/11 to 955 in 2017/18. The Offender Rehabilitation Act (ORA) was introduced on 1 February 2015 and resulted in an increase in the number of offenders on post-release supervision. While the total number of deaths under supervision has continued to increase, the number of deaths post-release fell by 8% in the last year, from 401 in 2016/17 to 367 in 2017/18.</p><p> </p><p>The National Suicide Prevention Strategy identifies people in contact with the criminal justice system as a high-risk group, and we recognise that the time following release from prison can be a particularly high-risk period for suicide and for deaths from other causes. The primary role of probation is to protect the public and prevent re-offending, and people under supervision in the community are not in the care of HM Prison and Probation Service in the way that they are when in custody. While probation staff do everything they can to help offenders find access to vital services including healthcare, housing, and treatment for drug and alcohol problems, they do not have sole responsibility for caring for them. We are conducting a review of post-release deaths, which aims to identify what further actions may be appropriate to prevent them, while recognising that a range of other organisations share responsibility for their wellbeing.</p><p> </p><p>We are also investing an extra £22m in ‘through-the-gate’ assistance for offenders, to help them find the support they need on issues such as housing, healthcare and employment, and they have the same access to these services as any other person in the community.</p><p> </p><p>The number of deaths under post-release supervision during 2017/18, broken down by time elapsed since release and by cause of death, is in the attached table. The figures are taken from probation providers’ annual reports. Care is taken when processing and analysing them, but the detail is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system.</p>
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
grouped question UIN
277251 more like this
277252 remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-07-31T15:14:41.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T15:14:41.853Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
attachment
1
file name PQ 277251-53 Bambos Charalambous MP figures.xlsx more like this
title Table more like this
tabling member
4610
label Biography information for Bambos Charalambous more like this