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Safety: Females

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women's safety workers there are in each probation area. (188269)

Information about the number of women's safety workers in each probation area is not held centrally.

The cognitive behavioural programmes delivered by probation areas to tackle domestic violence are accredited by an independent panel of experts. The accreditation for the Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme and the Community Domestic Violence Programme requires that, in order for probation areas to deliver the programme as a component of a wider risk management system, they employ women safety workers either directly or under local partnership arrangements. A recent self-audit indicated that all probation areas were complying with this requirement.