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“People are often at their lowest when we see them in prison. As probation officers, we can help by giving them the tools to change.”

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Probation officers don’t only work in the community – they also play a key role in courts and prisons. Adam tells us how his Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP) training led to him working at HMP Lincoln, and what his …

National Apprenticeship Week 2021: our new professional Custody and Detention Apprenticeship

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Anyone who is employed to become a prison officer in England will soon work towards a Level 3 Custody and Detention Apprenticeship qualification to develop specialist skills that will assist them in their role.

Celebrating prison officers – guest post by the Butler Trust

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A room with attendees to the Butler Trust Awards Ceremony seated

Picture this: you’re a prison officer, sitting amongst 30 other front line staff from prisons, probation and youth justice. You’re with the Secretary of State for Justice, the Prisons Minister, other leading figures from across the service, and you’re all nervously awaiting the arrival of The Princess Royal (Princess Anne). You’re about to become an award-winning prison officer through the Butler Trust. Find out how this could be you.