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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 …

"I helped a service user escape a situation of modern-day slavery": Harvey's experiences as a probation officer

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Probation officer at desk

Harvey Clarke, a probation officer based in Coventry, spoke to us about his experience on the probation officer trainee programme (PQiP), the best bits of his role and what it’s been like working during the pandemic. What was your route …

More than just a kitchen - changing lives through food

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Catering managers work to not only make a difference to people in custody but also to the wider community. They’re fully qualified, professional chefs who pass on their expertise to serving prisoners in the kitchen teaching them valuable skills. Find out more from Andy, a catering manager at HMP Feltham.