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Community Service Volunteers

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2007, Official Report, columns 2043-44W, on community service volunteers, what public protection measures have been agreed. (127540)

All prisoners who undertake placements are subject to the conditions for release on temporary licence which pay full regard to issues of public protection. Prisons and placement organisations complete a full risk assessment including appropriate CRB checks. As an additional safeguard, the revised memorandum puts in place further public protection measures that ensure that the probation office in the placement area is notified and that the offender manager will highlight any risk issues that have been identified and will inform the police and/or the prison when appropriate.