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Prisons: Training

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what training prison staff receive in (a) offender management, (b) parole assessment and (c) risk assessment. (282380)

Training provision does not fall into these specific categories. However, training for prison staff covering these areas is provided by the following courses: Introduction to Risk Assessment and Management (IRAM), Managing Indeterminate Sentencing and Risk (MISaR) and Offender Assessment System (OASys).

In 2010, it is proposed to introduce a formal training programme for HM Prison Service offender supervisors covering all aspects of offender management.