Probation: Training:Written question - 117373

Asked by Jeff Smith
(Manchester, Withington)

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Asked on: 04 December 2017
Ministry of Justice
Probation: Training
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the joint HM Inspectorate of Probation and the Care Quality Commission report entitled New Psychoactive Substances: the response by probation and substance misuse services in the community in England, published in November 2017, whether his Department has plans to produce guidance for probation services on working in the community with offenders who use new psychoactive substances.
Answered by: Mr Sam Gyimah
Answered on: 07 December 2017

We are grateful to H M Inspectorate and the Care Quality Commission for their report. We are working with partner agencies across the criminal justice system, as well as the Department of Health, to address the problem of new psychoactive substances and ensure that probation staff have the information they need to help offenders tackle substance misuse problems. The National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Companies are drawing up action plans in response to the recommendations in the report that are addressed to them, including in relation to training.

Grouped Questions: 117372

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