NPS – National Probation Service manages the most high risk offenders and it is operated by the public sector.
CRSs – Community Rehabilitation Companies manage medium and low risk offenders and it is operated by the private sector.
They are both responsible for supervising offenders who are given community sentences and suspended sentence orders by the courts, as well as offenders given custodial sentences, both before and after their release.
Probation caseload overview
- Just over 50% of individuals under probation are managed by the CRCs.
- Just over 60% of individuals are serving a community order with the others are on suspended sentence
- In Apr – Jun 2020 court order supervision starts this was 7,935 compared to 28,258 a year before Apr – Jun 2019. Court order supervision starts is the number of offenders starting a court order probation supervision. This includes community orders, youth rehabilitation orders, suspended sentence orders, supervision default orders and a small number of pre-CJA orders and deferred sentences.
- Probation case load as off 30th of June 2020 was 224,857. The statistics count each person once for each type of probation supervision being received.
- 12,895 of community orders have come to an end. A period of Community Order probation supervision which comes to an end because the order has been completed successfully, because the order has been breached and terminated early for negative reasons (such as failing to comply with requirements) or because of some other reason, such as the order being quashed by the court or because the offender has died.
National Probation Service (NPS) is been monitored against performance frameworks to make sure their delivery of services is timely, consistent and of high quality. Here are some of the benchmarks and statistics:
- NPS seem to be highly effective at the initial contact with the offender. The SLA that is in place is to reach out by the end of the second full business day following the date of sentence. The stats are close to 100%
- The completion of a plan which is to be completed within 10/15 days after the date the retained person attends their first appointment with the NPS. Also on this, NPS are performing well.
- 78.3% of community orders and suspended sentence orders have been successfully completed by the retained person.
- 76.4% of the retained persons are in settled accommodation at the end of their sentence.
- With only 32% of retained people are in employment at the end of their sentence.
Also the Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) are being monitored against performance frameworks to make sure their delivery of services is timely, consistent and of high quality.
- A breakdown of the statistic below can be accessed on the gov.uk website.