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									         HUMBERSIDE PROBATION TRUST – BOARD MEMBER VACANCIES

Field               Explanation
Title               Board Member, Humberside Probation Trust.
Reference           N/A
Number of           2
Vacancies
Brief Description   Humberside Probation Trust (HPT) is one of 35 newly created Trusts in
                    England and Wales and considered to be one of the best performers.
                    HPT covers a large geographical area which includes East Riding, Hull,
                    North and North East Lincolnshire. We protect the public, reduce
                    reoffending and make our communities safer. Like all public sector
                    organisations the Trust faces serious challenges over the next few years
                    and is therefore seeking to appoint two Board Members to provide
                    strategic leadership during a period of organisational development and
                    financial constraint. These positions offer a real opportunity to make a
                    difference in your community.

                    The Board is responsible for making sure that the Trust is reaching the
                    targets set by the Justice Secretary for delivery of Offender Management
                    and Interventions within the Humberside area.

                    The position is not open to serving Magistrates within the Humberside
                    Probation Trust Area (Hull, East Riding, North and North East
                    Lincolnshire).
Full Description    The Trust has corporate responsibility for the proper delivery of a contract
                    with the Secretary of State for Probation Services and compliance with
                    any statutory or administrative requirements for the use of public funds.

                    We are specifically looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate
                    one or more of the following criteria:

                       Strong local ties and well networked in local communities and /or
                        agencies
                       Accountancy background/qualification
                       Private or third sector senior management/Board experience
                       Commissioning experience
                       Elected Member (There is a requirement that Probation Trust Boards
                        have at least one Elected Member on the Board.)

                    Other important responsibilities of Trust Members include:

                       Ensuring that high standards of corporate governance are observed
                        at all times;
                       Establishing the overall strategic direction of the Trust within the
                        policy and resources framework determined by the Justice Secretary;
                       Ensuring that the Trust operates within the limits of its contractual and
                        statutory authority and delegated authority agreed with the NOMS
                        Agency, and in accordance with any other conditions relating to the
                        use of public funds;
                       Ensuring that in reaching decisions, the Trust has complied with any
                        directions given by the Justice Secretary and has properly taken
                        account of any guidance given by him/her; and
                        Arranging for the appointment of such employees as the Trust thinks
                         fit to carry out its obligations.

                     The Humberside Probation Trust is committed to equal opportunities.
                     The Trust will ensure that no job applicant receives unlawful or unfair
                     discrimination on the grounds of colour, race or national origin, gender,
                     age, disability, language ability, religion or sexual orientation. The Trust
                     in particular would welcome applications from ethnic minorities and
                     females as these groups are currently under-represented on the Trust
                     Board.
Remuneration         £15.40 per hour plus reasonable travel expenses.
Appointing           Ministry of Justice
Department
Location             Hull, for Board meetings
Travel required      Sometimes
Time commitment      You must be able to commit around 5 days per month. Board meetings
                     normally take place on the last Tuesday of each month.
Regulated by OCPA    Yes
Skills               The mix of skills, knowledge and personal attributes needed are:
                      People Management
                      Financial Management
                      Organisational Management
                      Corporate Management
                      Strategic Management
Experience           Experience may have been gained in the public, private or voluntary
                     sector.
                     Well networked in East Riding, Hull, North Lincolnshire and/or North East
                     Lincolnshire local communities and/or agencies.
                     Accountancy background/qualification
                     Private or third sector senior management/Board experience
Date due to appear   Monday, 7th March 2011
on website
Closing Date         Monday, 28th March 2011
Interviews Start     Monday, 11th April 2011
How to Apply         Informal enquiries to Sharon Rhodes, HR Manager. Telephone: (01482)
                     398035
                     Application pack available at www.humberside-probation.org.uk. Your
                     completed application form should reach us no later than 10.00am on
                     Monday, 28th March 2011 and where possible, sent by e-mail to
                     ida.quinn@humberside.probation.gsi.gov.uk If you are unable to
                     complete the application form electronically, please post your application
                     to Ida Quinn, Liberty House West, Liberty Lane, Hull, HU1 1RS.
Attachments          Strategic Business Plan, Annual Report – Please note: Annual Report
                     2009/10 can be downloaded from the website – go to News, then
                     Publications for details.




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     Trust Member
Humberside Probation Trust


     Application pack
 _______________________

       March 2011




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Contents




           How to apply                                                 Pages 3-4
           Application form                                             Pages 5-12
           Interview Access scheme form                                 Pages 13-14
           Equal opportunity monitoring form                     Pages 15-16
           Political activity questionnaire                             Pages 17-18
           Details of expenses to be reimbursed in relation to the Page 19
           selection process




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How to apply
Thank you for expressing an interest in the role of Probation Trust Member. Information
on the role of Trust Member and Humberside Probation Trust can be found in the
Information pack.


If you are interested in applying for this role, please can you complete the application form
(addressing the criteria set out in each of the competencies). You will need to limit your
answers to 500 words for each question. In your answer you may want to include
experience in previous work as well as relevant experience outside of paid work such as
that gained at home and in the community through voluntary work or leisure activities.


Please note that we do not accept CV’s, as we consider all applications on the basis of the
information provided on a common application form. It is therefore important that you
complete the form fully.


Closing date for applications
Your completed application form should reach us no later than 10.00am on Monday, 28th
March 2011 and where possible sent by email to
ida.quinn@humberside.probation.gsi.gov.uk


If you are unable to complete the application electronically please post your application to
Ida Quinn, Humberside Probation Trust, Liberty House, Liberty Lane, Hull, HU1 1RS.


In the interests of economy, receipt of your application will only be acknowledged if you
send a stamped self-addressed envelope with this form.


Interviews are scheduled to take place at Liberty House, Liberty Lane, Hull, HU1 1RS on
11th April 2011.


Interview access scheme form
You are invited to tell us on the application form if you have a disability that might affect
your ability to carry out the full duties of the role. Also tell us about any equipment or
adaptations which could assist you to undertake this appointment and therefore to meet
the requirements of the person specification. Candidates applying under the Interview


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access scheme must meet the minimum criteria in each of the competency areas in order
to be invited for interview


If you require any assistance if called to interview, please give details on the form, e.g.
wheelchair access, signer etc. We would wish to ensure that applicants with disability are
given a fair opportunity to present themselves to their best advantage at interview without
unnecessary obstacles. Please contact Ida Quinn to discuss any specific requirements
you may have.


Equal Opportunity Monitoring form and Political Activity questionnaire
The National Offender Management Service and Office of Commissioner for Public
Appointments are interested in monitoring equal opportunities and appointments in the
public interest. The information you provide in the equal opportunity monitoring form and
political activity questionnaire will not form part of the recruitment and selection process.


Information from these forms will be used solely for statistical purposes and to identify
where improvements can be made to the recruitment policy to encourage applications
from under-represented candidates.


Security vetting
The successful candidate must be security cleared. If you are shortlisted for interview you
will be required to complete a vetting questionnaire, and bring original documentation (as
set out in the vetting guidance) to prove your identity, address and right to work. The
documentation will be photocopied, certified and the originals returned to you on the day of
the interview.


Please note that the vetting paperwork will only be processed for successful candidates
and that all unsuccessful candidates vetting paperwork will be securely destroyed.


Reference checks
If you are recommended for appointment, references will be requested. We will advise
you on the outcome of your post interview checks as soon as possible.




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Contact for Enquiries


Sharon Rhodes, HR Manager, (Tel: 01482 867271) or by email at
sharon.rhodes@humberside.probation.gsi.gov.uk
Application form - Appointment of Humberside Probation Trust Member


Please return your fully completed application to: Ida Quinn, Humberside Probation
Trust, Liberty House West, Liberty Lane, Hull HU1 1RS


Closing date: Monday 28th March 2011


                                             Daytime telephone number:
Family Name (Surname)



                                             Email-address:
Forename(s)


                                             NI Number:
Title:


                                                 Do you have a right to work in the UK?
Surname at birth (if different)
                                                  Yes


Home Address:                                     No




                                                 From which publication or other source did
                                                 you hear of this appointment?
Address for correspondence (if different):




Postcode:



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CURRENT EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYMENT HISTORY INCLUDING VOLUNTARY
WORK
Please give details of all full-time and part-time work you have undertaken within the last 10
years starting with the most recent. Include paid employment, key positions in the voluntary
sector and membership of central or local committees. Please indicate experience of
chairing a board, Trust or committee. Please continue on a separate sheet if required.
Dates
                Position             Experience
From - To




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ROLE QUESTIONS



The following questions ask you about the achievements that you are proud of whether in
a work environment or other settings. The questions relate to the skills and abilities that
are required in order to work effectively as a Probation Trust Member. One of the best
indicators of how you are likely to perform in this role is your performance in previous
situations. Your responses to these questions will be used to assess your application at a
paper sift and you will inform the interview process for those successful at the paper sift.
You should refer to the competency framework in the Information pack before writing your
response.

For each of the questions, please include each of the following elements in your response:

   Situation. Briefly describe what the situation was.

   Achievement. What was it that you did in that situation and to what extent were others
    involved?

   Result. What was the outcome of the application that you took and how was the
    outcome positively influenced by your actions or involvement?


Please try to provide examples that focus on your involvement in the task, as it is you that
we are interested in. The examples you choose can be from any setting - work, education,
home life, voluntary sector etc. However you should make them as relevant to the
competency as possible. Please try to use a different example for each question, as a
spread of responses gives us the most comprehensive picture of you.


Please limit your responses to no more than 500 words for each heading or sub-heading.
You may word-process your answers on separate paper ad attach it to the application
form if required. The assessment panels will not consider responses in excess of 500
words.




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PEOPLE MANAGEMENT (NO MORE THAN 500 WORDS)


Please give an example explaining how you get the best from people in a variety of
situations in order to achieve organisational objectives.




DIVERSITY (NO MORE THAN 500 WORDS)
Say how you will ensure diversity is actively delivered in this role and provide an example
of any experience you have in delivery of diversity in other areas of your work or life.




FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (no more than 500 words for each example)
Strategic Finance issues
Give an example of how you have used financial information strategically to deliver key
outcomes. Identify examples of challenging financial situations you have managed and
how you have successfully overcome these challenges.


Value for money and working with limited resources
Identify an example of how you have delivered value for money. Identify an example of
where you had limited resources to support a business need and you were required to
make decisions on where to use those resources.




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PARTNERSHIP WORKING AND STAKEHOLDER MANAEGMENT(NO MORE THAN
500 WORDS)


Identify how you have developed good working relationships in areas of your work or life.
Provide an example of partnership arrangements you have been involved with and identify
the positive outcomes that you were able to achieve. Include an example of how you have
developed and built strategic alliances, identifying how these contribute to achieving
objectives or goals.




LEADERSHIP(NO MORE THAN 500 WORDS)


Give an example of a leadership role undertaken. Identify how you demonstrated the
attributes of a strong leader and how this contributed to the achievements of corporate
aims.




STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (NO MORE THAN 500 WORDS)


Give an example demonstrating your ability to think and plan ahead, balancing needs and
constraints whilst identifying and managing risk.




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CONFLICT OF INTEREST


Please give details of any other public appointments held (past or present) including
remuneration and terms of appointment


Please disclose any other information which you consider relevant to an assessment of
your suitability as a public appointee, for example any business or other interest which
might give rise to an actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest.




AVAILABILITY


Please confirm your availability to commit to around five days per month.




  Signed……………………………

  Name…………………………….

  Date………………………………


REFERENCES
  Provide details of two referees, including their initials, correct style of address and any
  academic title. If you are recommended for appointment, these references will be taken
  up.


  USE BLOCK LETTERS
Name                                                   Email address
Address
                                                       Daytime telephone number




                                                       In what context does the referee know
                                                       you?




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Name                                                  Email address
Address
                                                      Daytime telephone number


                                                      In what context does the referee know
                                                      you?




INTERVIEW ARRANGEMENTS
                                                      Fax no.

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday, 11th April 2011 at Liberty House, Hull.
                                                  In what context does the referee know
                                                       you?
Please confirm your ability to attend if selected for interview.


DECLARATION


  The details given on this application are correct to my knowledge and belief. I
  understand that the data I have given will be processed in accordance with the Data
  Protection Act 1998. I hereby give permission for my details to be retained in connection
  with this application and hereby give permission for my details to be retained. I also
  understand that withholding relevant details or giving false information may result in my
  application being rejected or that I may be dismissed from office if I have already been
  appointed.




  Signature:


  Name printed:


  Date:




     Please check that you have fully completed all sections of the application form
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Interview access scheme




We are working towards Equal Opportunities and we welcome applications from disabled
people.


The Ministry of Justice and NOMS are committed to the appointment of disabled
people. We offer an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the
minimum criteria for the post.




What do we mean by disability?


To be eligible for the interview access scheme you must have a disability or long term
health condition which puts you at significant disadvantage in either obtaining or
keeping jobs. The disability could be physical, sensory or mental and must be
expected to last for at least twelve months.


How do I apply?


Simply complete the declaration below and send it in with the main Equal
Opportunities Monitoring Form.




Please state briefly your disability and any special requirements you may have:




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Declaration


I consider myself to have a disability as defined above and I would like to apply
under the Interview access scheme.


Name:




Signature:




Date:




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Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form (used for monitoring purposes and stored separate
from application form)


The National Offender Management Service has a policy of equal opportunity and we aim to
ensure that everyone who is eligible to apply whatever their race, religion and belief, gender,
gender identity, disability, sexual orientation and age, will receive equal treatment.


We want to find out whether this policy is working and to take steps to ensure further progress
is made to achieving equal opportunities. The Office of Commissioner for Public Appointments
requires us to capture data relating to Equality of Opportunity for monitoring and audit
purposes.


To do this we need to know about the people who apply to join us. We are therefore asking you
to complete the following questionnaire. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not
form part of the recruitment and selection process.


This survey has the support of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights. Thank you in
advance for your co-operation.


Name of
Trust

Please          Trust Member Appointment
tick:           Trust Chair Appointment


        Personal Details:
 Title                  Mr / Mrs / Miss / Ms / Dr / Other
 Surname:
 First name:
 Age:                   25 and below      ; 26-35     ; 36-45
                            ; 46-55   ; 56-65       66+
 Gender:                Male              Female




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      Ethnic origin: Please tick against one of the following:



Asian or Asian British                          Mixed


Indian                                          White and Black Caribbean
Pakistani                                       White and Black African
Bangladeshi                                     White and Asian
Any other Asian background                      Any other mixed background


Black or Black British                          White


Caribbean                                       British
African                                         Irish
Any other Black background                      Any other White background


Chinese or Other ethnic group


Chinese
Any other                                       Prefer not to say



Disability: Please tick against one of the following:
Do you consider yourself to have a disability within the meaning of the Disability
Discrimination Act 1995?
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a disabled person as someone who has
a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and adverse long-term effect
on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Conditions covered may
include, for example, severe depression, dyslexia, diabetes, epilepsy and arthritis

Yes                        No                           Prefer not to say

This information is provided for monitoring purposes only – if you need any reasonable
adjustments you should arrange these separately.
                                Thank you for completing this form.



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                          POLITICAL ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE

All applicants for a public appointment should complete the question below. This question

is asked as it enables the monitoring of political activity of candidates for a public

appointment in so far as it is already in the public domain. Neither activity nor affiliation is

a criterion for appointment (except where statute dictates specific representation).


If you are successful, the information provided will be published with the announcement of

your appointment.


Please indicate which of the following activities you have undertaken during the past five

years by ticking the appropriate box and by providing details of your involvement. Name

the political party or body for which you have been active. If you have been or are an

Independent or have sought or obtained office as a representative of a particular interest

group, you should state this. You should tick all relevant categories.


        a.     Obtained office as a Local Councillor, District Councillor, MP, MEP, MLA

              etc.


               Stood as a candidate for one of the above offices


               Spoken on behalf of a party or candidate


        b.     Acted as a political agent


               Held office such as Chair, Treasurer or Secretary of a local branch of a

              party


               Canvassed on behalf of a party or helped at elections


                  Undertaken any other political activity which you consider relevant




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         c.        Made a recordable donation to a political party1


         d.        None of the above activities


Name of Party for which activity undertaken:


----------------------------------------------


Details of involvement:




NAME ………………………………….SIGNATURE…………………………..


DATE …………………………………..

Note: This form is for monitoring purposes only and therefore will be detached from your
application and will not be seen by any selection panels. However, it is appreciated that
such activities may have given you relevant skills, including experience gained from
committee work, collective decision making, resolving conflict and public speaking. If,
therefore, you have had such experience and you consider it relevant to your application
for this post, you should include it separately in the main body of your application form.
You should not, however, identify the relevant political party in the application form.




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  The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 requires the Electoral Commission to
publish a register of recordable donations (donations from any individual totalling more than £5,000
in any calendar year, or more than £1,000 if made to a subsidiary accounting unit such as a
constituency association, local branch, women‟s or youth organisation). These provisions became
effective from 16 February 2001.




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Expenses Form [Trust to insert – see Chapter 5 of recruitment of Probation Trust
Chairs and Members]




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     Trust Member
Humberside Probation Trust


     Information Pack

         March 2011




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Contents                                                                  Page


Foreword by Colin Allars, Director of Probation Trusts and                Page 3
Contacted Prisons NOMS
Information about Humberside Probation Trust                              Page 4-8
Probation background information                                          Pages 9-10
Role description                                                          Pages 11-13
Person specification                                                 Pages 13-14
Competence framework                                                      Pages 15-17
Terms of appointment                                                      Pages 18-19
Suggested further reading                                                 Page 20
Recruitment timetable                                                     Page 21


Annex A – The seven principles of public life (or the Nolan Principles)   Page 22




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Foreword by Colin Allars, Director Probation Trusts and Contracted Prisons,
National Offender Management Service


Thank you for taking an interest in the position of Probation Trust Member. You will be
joining other appointees who take great satisfaction in the challenges of the work they face
and their contribution to the safety of the community.


Probation Trusts require excellent leadership that is responsive to the needs of
stakeholders and local communities whilst recognising the requirement to work within the
boundaries laid down by Central Government. The Trust Member plays a vital role in
ensuring the Trust delivers to the contract for provision of probation services. Probation
Trusts sit firmly within the public sector and are subject to the financial controls and
transparent scrutiny that is expected when public money is spent.


Probation Trusts will transform the way their services are delivered ensuring that they are
effective and efficient probation providers. Important foundations have already been laid
in this regard and there is an overriding recognition for the need to continually improve
performance and the quality of service delivery. Probation Trusts are totally committed to
this but also recognise that this cannot be achieved purely in isolation; critical to this will be
the development of a wide range of partnerships with pubic, private and voluntary /
community sectors as well as the need to forge stronger links with staff, victims,
sentencers, offenders, local authorities, and the business community.


The current economic climate and the shift in focus from centralised delivery to local
delivery with new partners from the private and third sectors requires some different skills
to achieve success. Our appointments to the role of Trust Members will reflect the change
in focus and differing skills needed in the future probation environment.


Your interest in joining Probation at this time and in taking on this demanding and high
profile appointment is welcomed.


Colin Allars
Director Probation Trusts and Contracted Prisons




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Information about Humberside Probation Trust


Humberside Probation Trust works as part of the public sector arm of the National
Offender Management Service (NOMS).

NOMS was launched as an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice in July 2008. The
Agency contributes mainly to PSA 23, “Make Communities Safer” which contains the
cross-government priority action of reducing re-offending through the improved
management of offenders. The Agency is responsible for ensuring the “number of
proven offences committed by adult re-offenders to reduce by 10% between 2005
and 2011.”

It also supports delivery of other PSA targets including: PSA 13 – improve children’s and
young peoples’ safety; PSA 16 – “increase the proportion of socially excluded adults in
settled accommodation and employment, education or training”. PSA 24 - “deliver a more
effective, transparent and responsive Criminal Justice System for victims and the public”.
PSA 25 – “reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drugs”, and PSA 26 – “reduce the risk
to the UK and its interests overseas from international terrorism”.

The Probation Service is a criminal justice agency that works with people who have
committed crimes, before and after they are sentenced in court.

Humberside Probation manages about 8,000 offenders within the community every year,
and a further 1000 offenders in custody. We monitor their behaviour and the risks they
pose to others, while overseeing their punishment and rehabilitation. The majority of our
caseload are men and women given community sentences by the court but we also work
closely with our colleagues in the prison service to manage the resettlement of prisoners
released from custody.

We work in partnership, to secure common outcomes, with a number of statutory agencies
including the police, prison service, Local Authorities, Local Safeguarding Children Boards,
Health Trusts as well as many agencies from the voluntary sector.

In particular we work through Local Area Agreements to ensure that reducing reoffending
is understood and accepted as a joint responsibility for local statutory agencies. Currently
4 Local Authorities in Humberside have adopted National Indicator 18 – Reducing the
Reoffending of Adults under the supervision of the Probation Service.

Geography
Humberside
Humberside is on the north-east coast of England in the Yorkshire and Humber region. It
is bordered by North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. This total area of 1,358
square miles centres on the Humber Estuary, which divides the area into a north bank and
a south bank. The principal conurbations are Kingston upon Hull, Grimsby and
Scunthorpe. The four Unitary Authorities that make up Humberside are the East Riding of
Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

The population of Humberside, as estimated in 2007, is 907,800. This represents an
increase of 4.5% from the 2001 census. Although population density varies widely

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between the four Unitary Authority areas, the East Riding of Yorkshire has the largest
population. Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people comprise 3.8% of the population in
Humberside, an increase from 1.8% in 2001. This compares to about 9% across the
Yorkshire and Humber Region and about 11.3% nationally. The largest minority ethnic
group is Asian, with the highest percentage of this group residing in North Lincolnshire.
The next largest group is Chinese, with the highest percentage living in Hull.

The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) provides a consistent measure of relative
deprivation across England by identifying the degree to which people are disadvantaged
by factors such as low income, unemployment, lack of education, poor health and crime.
The most recent IMD was published in December 2007. It showed that 159 (27.5% of the
Humber Region’s 579 Lower Layer Super Output Areas (SOAs) were among the most
deprived 20% in England. 104 (18%) were among the 10% most deprived, most of which
are in Hull and Grimsby. At the other end of the scale, 82 (14.2%) of the SOAs in the
Humber were in the 20% least deprived SOAs, most of which are in the East Riding of
Yorkshire. The areas of greatest deprivation, centred on Hull and Grimsby, present
challenges for both the criminal justice system and as part of the wider challenges of
social and economic development.

The Yorkshire and Humber region as a whole recorded 94 crimes per 1000 population in
2008-2009 compared to 101 per 1000 population in 2007-2008. Despite this fall the
Region has the 2nd highest rate out of the 10 regions of England and Wales. Within the
Yorkshire and Humber Region, Humberside has similar crime rates (99 per 1000
population) as West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire (both at 100 per 1000 population).

Humberside continues to have some of the highest rates of recorded violence against a
person and in 2008-2009 had the highest rate of recorded violence behind London.
Within Humberside Hull and North East Lincolnshire have some of the highest rates of
recorded crime in the country, and are amongst the highest within the Yorkshire and
Humberside Region.

East Riding of Yorkshire
The East Riding of Yorkshire is located north of the Humber Estuary and is bordered by
North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. It covers 929 square miles making it the largest
geographic Unitary Authority area in England & Wales. It has a population of 333,000
(ONS mid 2007 estimate), just 358.5 people per square mile. The population has grown
by 6% since the 2001 Census.

The East Riding has a larger than average number of residents aged 45 and above, with
23% of the population being of pensionable age. 2.8% of the people in the East Riding
are from ethnic minority groups (1.2% in 2001) but they are dispersed throughout the area
and there are no large groupings. There is, however, an expanding migrant worker
community in the Goole area.

In 2008-2009 crime in the area increased by 4% to 56.3 crimes per 1000 population (after
a fall of 16% the previous year), placing the East Riding of Yorkshire 6 th out of 15 in its
Most Similar Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Group.

In 2007-2008 the estimated cost of reoffending in East Yorkshire was £25 million.
Approximately 12% of our workload arises from East Yorkshire.


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Hull
Kingston upon Hull lies on the banks of the river Humber and is positioned at the gateway
to Europe. It is linked to the national motorway networks from the west via the M62 and to
the south across the Humber Bridge via the M180.

Hull is surrounded by the East Riding of Yorkshire, a largely rural area, but which contains
a number of suburbs immediately adjacent to the city. The population of Hull has grown
by 5.5% to 257,000 since the 2001 Census (mid 2007 estimate). Young people aged
between 16 and 29 account for 24% of the estimated population, higher than in the other
areas of Humberside and the national average. Retired people comprise approximately
17% of the population.

Over half the population of Hull lives in neighbourhoods among the 20% most deprived in
England, and all wards were categorised in the most deprived or second most deprived
quartiles within the 2004 index of multiple deprivation. It has the highest levels of
deprivation in the Region and the proportion of children living in poverty is substantially
higher than average.

In 2008-2009 crime in the city fell by 12% to 131.1 crimes per 1000 population (following a
fall of 15% the previous year), placing Hull 11 th out of 15 in its Most Similar Crime and
Disordered Reduction Partnership Group.

In 2007-2008 the estimated cost of reoffending for Kingston upon Hull was £60.8 million.
Approximately 48% of our workload arises from Kingston upon Hull.

North Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire is located south of the Humber Estuary and is bordered by South
Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. It occupies an area of 327 square
miles and has a population of 159,400. In common with East Riding, North Lincolnshire
has a larger than average number of residents aged 45 and above, with 21% of the
population being of pensionable age. Just 3.7% of the population are from an ethnic
minority, the largest group of which are Bangladeshi.

In 2008-2009 crime in the area fell by 11% to 100.6 crimes per 1000 population (following
a drop of 10% the previous year), placing it 14th out of 15 in its most Similar Crime and
Disorder Reduction Partnership Group.

In 2007-2008 the estimated cost of reoffending in North Lincolnshire was £23.4 million.
Approximately 17% of our workload arises from North Lincolnshire.

North East Lincolnshire
North East Lincolnshire is located south of the Humber Estuary and is bordered by
Lincolnshire. It has a population of 158,400 living in an area of 74 square miles. The
majority of the population live in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. Just 3% of the population are
from an ethnic minority, the largest group of which are Asian.

In 2008-2009 crime in the area fell by 13% to 131.9 crimes per 1000 population (following
a fall of 13% the previous year), placing it 15 th out of 15 in its Most Similar Crime and
Disorder Reduction Partnership Group.

In 2007-2008 the estimated cost of reoffending in North East Lincolnshire was £33.9
million. Approximately 23% of our workload arises from North East Lincolnshire.

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Population and Diversity

There is a population of 868,530 in Humberside, of which 49% are made; 98% are white,
0.07% are of Asian origin and 0.03% are black. 76.8% of the population are Christian,
0.06% are Muslim and 12.9% report having no religion.

Employment

4.5% of the population are unemployed compared to 3.35% nationally. 5.7% are classed
as permanently sick (5.3% nationally) and 9.7% are not in good health (9.03% nationally).
34.6% of all 16-74 year olds have no qualifications whilst nationally the figure is 29%.
Only 29% of the population own their own home.

Crime

Humberside is above the national average in several crime indicators including:

    16,666 violent crimes a year (2009-10);
    4,556 domestic burglaries took place in 2009/10


Managing Offenders

    Humberside Probation writes approximately 5,000 reports for the local courts each
     year
    Humberside Probation manages around 8,000 offenders in the community a year,
     and a further 1,000 offenders in custody.
    Approximately 1,300 offenders completed an order with an Unpaid Work
     Requirement

Reducing Re-Offending

Key issues surrounding offenders under probation supervision are identified using our risk
assessment tool known as OASys (Offender Assessment System). These assessments
suggest that:

    23% of offenders serving a community sentence, and 27% on licence have
     accommodation linked to offending behaviour;
    30% of all offenders have education, training and employment linked to offending
     behaviour;
    40% of cases who committed a theft offence used a Class A drug
    56% of offenders in prison and 30% in the community have drug misuse linked to
     offending behaviour;
    58% of offenders in prison and 50% in the community have an alcohol misuse
     linked to offending behaviour;
    36% of all offenders have financial management and income linked to offending
     behaviour.




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Delivering Interventions to Reduce Reoffending

Of the offenders under Humberside Probation supervision in 2009-10:

    174,778 hours of unpaid work were completed by offenders.
    929 were referred to the Offender Learning and Skills Council (OLASS) for adult
     education;
    1,265 completed an Unpaid Work Requirement;
    47 completed a sex offender treatment programme;
    220 completed an offending behaviour programme;
    61 completed a domestic abuse programme;
    205 a Drug Rehabilitation Requirement
    253 found employment and stayed in it for more than four weeks; 149 offenders
     were accommodated in our Approved Premises during 2009/10
    526 victims of serious violent and sexual crime were contacted by Victim Contact
     workers

At the end of 2009/10 HPT was designated a “Green Star” service with good or
exceptional performance across all domains.




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Probation background information



Public safety remains paramount. The ultimate aim is fewer crimes, fewer victims and a
safer Britain. For many offender a custodial sentence is necessary to protect the public
and reduce re-offending and there will always be prison places for the most prolific,
serious and dangerous offenders. However the Government is committed to enabling less
serious offenders to be managed in the community. Community sentences can be more
effective at reducing re-offending than short term prison sentences.




Reducing re-offending and protecting the public lies at the heart of the National Offender
Management Service’s work and is a key priority for the Government.                 Delivering
community punishments and supervising offenders is both complex and demanding.
Operating within the framework of legislation, there is a constant need to be responsive to
the demands of a dynamic, constantly changing external climate; mixed with this is the
ever present high political and media interest in crime and offenders.




Probation Trusts deal with some very challenging individuals and, in changing them or
containing the harm they pose, are at the forefront of reducing the risk of hard and
reoffending they may cause.


National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Agency
The NOMS Agency is the system through which the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) commissions
and provides the highest quality correctional services and interventions in order to protect
the public and reduce re-offending. NOMS provides end to end management of the
punishment and rehabilitation of offenders with the aim of reducing re-offending and
protecting the public. The thirty five Probation Trusts in England and Wales are
responsible for the supervision of offenders in the community and the delivery of
community punishments.




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Probation Trusts In England and Wales
The thirty-five Probation Trusts are an integral part of the NOMS Agency delivering
probation services on behalf of the Secretary of State for Justice. Probation Trusts are
classified as Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPB) and are bodies corporate under
their governing legislation – the Offender Management Act 2007.
Partners
Trusts work closely with other criminal justice agencies, including the police and prisons.
For the most dangerous offenders, including sexual and violent offenders, these three
agencies are required by law to work together to manage their supervision in the
community. Together they agree supervision plans designed to minimise the risk to the
public from this group of offenders. This work comes under the umbrella of MAPPA –
multi-agency public protection arrangements.


Many probation staff are seconded to work in youth offending teams, prisons and a wide
range of other crime prevention or partner agencies. Their skills, particularly in assessing
risk of harm and the risk of re-offending, are highly valued.




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Role Description


Title: Trust Member


Report to: Trust Chair


Organisation: Humberside Probation Trust
                                                   Ministers




                                                 Michael Spurr
                                             Chief Executive NOMS




                                            Colin Allars
                                     NOMS Director of Probation and
                                         Contracted Prisons




                               Trust Chair                     Trust Members




                         Chief Executive Officer



                                                               Probation Association




Location: Hull, Humberside


Remuneration: £15.40 per hour, plus reasonable travel and subsistence expenses


Purpose of Appointment
The primary purpose of the Trust Member is to ensure that the Probation Trust strategic
aims are deliverable through a robust business plan and that the Trust meets its
contractual obligations to the Secretary of State.




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Key Accountabilities


      establishing effective communication with Trust Chair, other Trust Members,
       service users, staff, relevant Ministers and other stakeholders;


      delivery as required of the Secretary of State’s wider strategic policies;


      ensuring that the Trusts affairs are conducted with probity including ensuring the
       communication and dissemination of relevant actions or policies;


      ensuring that the Probation Trust, in reaching its decisions, takes proper account of
       guidance provided by the Principle Accounting Officer for the Ministry of Justice and
       the responsible Minister or Department as well as the Trust Chief Executive;


      promoting the efficient and effective use of Trust staff and other Trust resources;


      delivering high standards of regularity and propriety; and representing the views of
       the Probation Trust to the general public;


      Facilitate Trust meetings, and collective working


The Trust as a whole is responsible for:


      establishing and taking forward the strategic aims and objectives of the Trust
       consistent with its overall strategic direction and within the policy and resources
       framework determined by the Secretary of State;


      ensuring that the Secretary of State is kept informed of any changes which are
       likely to have an impact on the strategic direction of the Trust or on the attainability
       of its targets, and determining the steps needed to deal with such changes;


      ensuring that any statutory or administrative requirements for the use of public
       funds are complied with; that the Trust operates within the limits of its statutory
       authority agreed with the sponsoring Ministry, and in accordance with any other
       conditions relating to the use of public funds; and that, in reaching decisions, the
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       Board takes into account guidance issued by the sponsor Ministry;


      ensuring that the Trust receives and reviews regular financial information
       concerning its management; is informed in a timely manner about any concerns
       about the activities of the Trust; and provides positive assurance to the sponsoring
       Ministry that appropriate action has been taken on such concerns;


      demonstrating high standards of corporate governance at all times, including using
       the Audit Committee (if applicable) to help the Trust address key financial and other
       risks;

      ensuring that effective procedures for handling complaints about the Probation
       Trust are established and made widely known within the Probation Trust;


      supporting the Trust Chair as necessary in appointing the Chief Executive


      Raising and sustaining awareness of the Trust among the public, the media and
       other groups


Person Specification


Knowledge and experience


Essential Knowledge and Experience
      Track record of significant achievements in the academic, commercial , public or
       voluntary sectors
      Strategic appreciation and its application in a front line organisation
      Governance experience such as: strategic planning, financial control, risk and
       performance management;
      Commercial understanding in a competitive environment
      Previous experience of working in a team


Desirable experience
      Working with Government and Industry
      Understanding of the local issues faced by the Trust
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      Understanding of the Criminal Justice System
      Previous financial or HR experience


Personal Skills and abilities


Essential


      Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work constructively
       with a range of individuals.
      Ability to operate in a team environment
      Drive and determination, sound judgement and decisiveness
      Clear commitment to diversity and equality
      Ability to analysis and identify key issues from a range of data
      Knowledge of the application of strategic direction and support


Desirable
      Experience of change management
      Working knowledge of Probation delivery
      Understanding and working with legislation




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COMPETENCE FRAMEWORK


INTRODUCTION


The purpose of the competencies is to:


        Assist in the appointment of Trust Members
        Ensure that Trust Member is able to exercise the functions of the role effectively
         and to the required standard


  Core Competencies required for Trust Members
  *These are currently under review




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People               Diversity      Financial             Financial            Partnership      Leadership           Strategic
                                                                                                                     Management
Management                          Management –          Management –         Working and
                                    strategic             Value for Money      Stakeholder
                                    financial issues      and working with     Management
                                                          limited resources
Understands and      Understand     Can describe and Understands and           Demonstrates     Is supportive in     Demonstrates ability to
communicates the     s equality     explain the           uses numerical and   a broad          driving change       identify and manage
Trust’s priorities   and diversity Board’s business       financial data       understanding    forward              risk
and ensures staff’s and             model and             appropriately        of the work of
objectives are       employs a      identify own                               Probation and
aligned with them    range of       contribution to its                        how it impacts
                     appropriate    financial                                  on victim,
                     techniques     objectives                                 offender and
                     to promote                                                the community
                     them
Demonstrates and     Active         Works                 Demonstrates ability Represents       Accepts joint        Understands the
promotes high        supporter of   confidently with      to interpret and     the views of     responsibility for   strategic objectives of
standards of         Diversity as   financial data        apply numerical      the Board at     decisions made by    NOMS and ensures
integrity and        a cross        when making           data effectively     meetings with    the Trust            that local plans and
propriety            cutting issue decisions                                   key                                   policies accord with
                                                                               stakeholders                          them




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Works as an          Knows how and         Understands        Scrutinises key       Assists with providing
effective team       when to work with     and values the     issues and            direction and support
member and gives     financial experts     role and inter-    challenges where      to enable the Service
and receives                               relationship of    appropriate           to meet high standards
appropriate                                the component
feedback                                   parts of NOMS
Knows how and        Monitors proper use   Recognises         Contributes to        Knows how and when
when to engage       of resources and      the distinction    review of processes   to work with internal
with HR experts in   value for money       between Trust      to ensure they are fit and external strategy
tackling people                            Member             for purpose           experts to help plan
issues                                     responsibilities                         and develop strategy
                                           and those of
                                           the Trust Chair
                                           and Chief
                                           Executive
Understands                                                   Demonstrates
performance                                                   knowledge and
management                                                    understanding of
process                                                       their local
                                                              communities and
                                                              service delivery
                                                              needs


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TERMS OF APPOINTMENT


Location – Humberside Probation Trust
This post will be based at Hull. There will also be opportunities from time to
time to work from home on Trust business.


Remuneration and allowances
This appointment attracts remuneration of £15.40 per hour. Remuneration will
be subject to taxation and to class I National Insurance Contributions. It is not
pensionable.


You will also be eligible to claim reasonable allowances set centrally, for travel
and subsistence costs necessarily incurred on Trust business.


Time commitment
You must be able to commit around five days per month. The time will
typically be spent in attending meetings, ensuring delivery of services in line
with the Trust Contract and ensuring good standards of control & governance.


Tenure of office
All appointments are at the discretion of the Secretary of State and are initially
for a period of up to three years. Reappointment at the end of this first period
of office will be subject to satisfactory performance, attendance, and
Ministerial approval.


It may also be possible to serve a third term of office if you are successful as
the result of an open competition. At the end of the third term of office you will
not be appointed for any further term in this role.


Nationality
These appointments are open to UK Nationals, Commonwealth citizens, EEA
Nationals of other member states and certain members of their families. All
candidates must have no restrictions to reside or take up employment in the
UK. This will be checked prior to appointment.


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Status
As an office holder you are not an employee of NOMS or the Trust.


Appointment Restrictions
Current employees from within Probation Trusts and the Civil Service would
have to resign from their position before taking up a Trust Member role. Trust
Chairs and Members cannot stand for election to the UK or Scottish
Parliament.


Members of the judiciary should not serve as voting members of Probation
Trust Boards as there is a potential risk of conflict of interest associated in
them doing so. However they may continue in the capacity of an Advisor role.

Conflict of Interest
You will be required to declare any conflict of interest that arises in the course
of Trust business and the need to declare any relevant business interests,
positions of authority or other connection with commercial, public or voluntary
bodies. Any actual or perceived conflicts of interest will be fully explored by
the panel at short listing or interview stage.


Code of Conduct
For future monitoring of applications and appointments to public bodies, all
candidates are asked to provide details of any political activity undertaken in
the last five years. This will not be used as part of the selection criteria.


Post Interview checks
Trust Members are required to have satisfactory references and security
clearance before taking up post.




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Suggested Further Reading



Humberside Probation Trust
www.humberside-probation.org.uk


Ministry of Justice:
Green paper – Breaking the cycle: Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation &
Sentencing of Offenders
http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/breaking-cycle-071210.htm


Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments
The Commissioner’s Code of Practice
https://www.publicappointmentscommissioner.org/Code_of_Practice/e0908a6
6106.html


Guide to making a complaint about a Public Appointments Process
https://www.publicappointmentscommissioner.org/Publications/publication,d60
743aab4b.html




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Recruitment Timetable


The timetable for the process is as follows:


Advert opens                                    Monday, 7th March 2011
Closing date                                    Monday, 28th March 2011
Short listing                                   Friday, 1st April 2011
Date of Interviews                              Monday, 11th April 2011
Post interview checks                           April 2011
Provisional start date                          May 2011




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Annex A - Nolan Principles


The Seven Principles of Public Life (or the Nolan
Principles)

Lord Nolan began the First Report of his Committee on Standards in Public Life by
setting out what he called “The Seven Principles of Public Life”, often described as
“the Nolan Principles”.

The Seven Principles of Public Life are:-

         Selflessness – Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public
          interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other benefits for
          themselves, their family or their friends.
         Integrity – Holders of public office should not place themselves under any
          financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might
          seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties.
         Objectivity – In carrying out public business, including making public
          appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards
          and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.
         Accountability – Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions
          and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is
          appropriate to their office.
         Openness – Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all
          the decisions and actions they take. They should give reasons for their
          decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly
          demands.
         Honesty – Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests
          relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising
          in a way that protects the public interest.
         Leadership - Holders of public office should promote and support these
          principles by leadership and example.
08-2009
2009-2010 2008-2009
2009-2010 2008-2009
2009-2010 2008-2009
Technology Equipment and Fittings Vehicles Total
Technology Equipment and Fittings Vehicles Total
-2009
Commitments Other Total
Added Years Provisions




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STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLAN

             2010-13




            April 2010
     Humberside Probation Trust




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                                    Contents



1.   Foreword



2.   Our Statement of Purpose, Strategic Aims and Values



3.   Underlying Principles to Achieve Sustainable Excellence



4.   Our Operating Environment



5.   Planning Assumptions



6.   Our Commitment to Diversity and quality



7.   Our Priorities for 2010-11



8.   Financial Summary



9.   Business Risk Register




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                                         Foreword



On 1 April 2008 Humberside Probation Area became one of the first six Probation Trusts in
England and Wales. As a new Trust we published our first three year Strategic Business Plan
for the period 2008-11. The year 2008-9, was a learning year for the National Offender
Management Service (NOMS) and the „first wave‟ trusts in operating through a formal
contract. This learning informed the development of the Trust programme nationally, and
during 2009-10 Humberside Probation Trust has aligned with the new Trust criteria and will
commence a new contract from April 2010.

This plan covers the three years from the beginning of the new contract. The principles
underpinning it are those of continuity and change. Our statement of purpose “To make the
diverse communities we serve safer by working with others to protect the public; reduce re-
offending; and support the victims of crime” continues to provide the inspiration for us to
maintain our record of delivering excellence and quality. But we recognise that to remain an
excellent organisation we must adapt and change to new expectations. In particular we will
develop a culture which takes a business approach to understanding and acting on the cost
effectiveness of our services. We will improve our commissioning expertise and pursue
opportunities to generate income and resources to support our work.

Staff in Humberside Probation Trust have continued to achieve excellent performance and we
are recognised as a „Green Star‟ area within the national performance framework. In March
2009 we were also recognised as a four star area through the British Quality Foundation‟s
Recognised for Excellence Scheme. We intend to maintain this excellent performance in
future years.

This plan sets out our strategy and plans over what we expect will be a challenging three
years. We will face significant budget pressures as we contribute to the Ministry of Justice‟s
targets to reduce expenditure, but also expect demand for our services to remain at the same
level or increase during this period. We will keep our work priorities under constant review
and ensure we focus the resources available where we are most effective.

We will work with the Regional Director of Offender Management to deliver his
commissioning priorities and help shape the future of offender management services in
Humberside. We intend to build on our close working relationships with the prisons in
Humberside and with other probation areas in the region.

Humberside Probation Trust has a strong commitment to working in partnership with other
organisations. We support the Humberside Criminal Justice Board Strategy; Local Authority
Sustainable Communities Strategies and will continue to develop innovative ways with our
partners to protect the public and reduce re-offending. We see the further development of
these partnerships as integral to our organisational development.

During 2009-10 we delivered a re-structure of our organisation to create „Local Delivery
Units‟ based on Hull and East Riding Local Authorities on the North Bank and North and
North East Lincolnshire on the South Bank of the Humber. These units will lead to greater
accountability and engagement within each Local Strategic Partnership. We aim to improve
further our engagement with partners and respond to local concerns about crime and
offending within the communities we serve. We will exploit opportunities to develop
innovative and effective measures to tackle re-offending.



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We have been a high performing probation area due to the dedication, resilience and
commitment of our staff. To meet the challenges ahead we will continue to develop the skills
of our workforce to enable them to make a real difference in protecting the public and
reducing re-offending.




Steve Hemming                                           Jonathan Carruthers
Chief Executive Officer                                 Chair of the Trust Board




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                                        Our Statement of Purpose
     To make the diverse communities we serve safer by working with others to:

      Protect the public
      Reduce Re-offending
      Support the Victims of Crime




                                            Our Strategic Aims

1.         To be the lead provider of high quality offender management that makes a proactive contribution
           to public protection, reduced re-offending, reduced victimisation and safer communities

2.         To provide, commission or access through partnerships a range of offender interventions that:

           a.   Are targeted on offenders who present the highest risk of serious harm and/or the highest risk
                of re-offending
           b.   Meet the priority and diverse needs of offenders to help them stop offending
           c.   Meet the expectations of sentencers, partners and local communities

3.         To build public confidence in Humberside Probation Trust by demonstrating that we make a
           positive difference for local communities through our work with offenders

4.         To be regarded as a well managed Probation Trust that delivers best value in its use of public
           resources and continues to be at the leading edge of performance and innovation




                                       Underpinned by Our Values
     Respect
     Valuing others as individuals and appreciating differences

     Integrity
     Being honest and putting into action our organisation's values

     Fairness
     Working to consistent standards without discriminating against anyone

     People Can Change
     Everyone has the potential to change their behaviour positively, given opportunities and support

     Accountability
     Taking ownership of your actions and their outcomes




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3.      Underlying Principles to Achieve Sustainable Excellence
Humberside Probation Trust uses the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM)
Excellence Model to provide a holistic assessment of the organisation and in 2009 we
achieved the Recognised for Excellence Four Star Award. We will use the EFQM Model
2010 as a framework to continue our organisational development to achieve sustainable
excellence.

The „Fundamental Concepts of Excellence‟ in the EFQM Model 2010 outlined below will act
as the underpinning principles for Humberside Probation Trust‟s development.

Achieving Balanced Results
Achieving results that balance short term and long term objectives through the deployment of
relevant strategies.

Adding Value for Customers
Understand and respond to the needs and expectations of our service users and key customers.

Leading with Vision, Inspiration and Integrity
Shaping the future of Humberside Probation Trust by providing clear direction and the
flexibility to respond quickly to emerging developments and opportunities.

Managing by processes
Aligning structures and processes behind the achievement of objectives and outcomes.

Succeeding through People
Creating a culture of empowerment for the achievement of the Trust‟s objectives and personal
goals.

Nurturing Creativity and Innovation
Identify opportunities for innovation and establish a culture of creativity that leads to
improvements in services.

Building Partnerships
Developing and maintaining trusted relationships with various partners to ensure mutual
success.

Taking Responsibility for a Sustainable Future
Ensuring our values are embedded in our organisational and individual behaviours.




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4.    Our Operating Environment
4.1   The Political and Strategic Content

      The work of Humberside Probation Trust is informed by a number of key policy and
      strategy documents published by the Government. These include:-

         NOMS Strategic and Business Plans 2009-10 to 2010-11
         Delivering Offender Management Services 2010-11
         Cutting Crime: A New Partnership 2008-2011
         Criminal Justice Strategic Plan 2008-2011
         Saving Lives, Reducing Harm, Protecting the Public – February 2008
         Engaging Communities in Fighting Crime 2008
         Working with the Third Sector to Reduce Reoffending 2008-2011
         The Regional Directors Commissioning Plan

      The key themes that emerge from these strategies support our statement of purpose,
      and in particular encourage us to work with our strategic partners to develop a whole
      system approach to reduce reoffending and protect the public.

      In addition the Trust works to achieve the following Public Service Agreements
      (PSAs):

      PSA 16 Addressing social exclusion
      PSA 23 Making Communities Safer
      PSA 24        Delivering a more effective transparent and responsive criminal
                    justice system
      PSA 25        Reducing the harm caused by Drugs and Alcohol

      These PSAs are delivered through Local Area Agreements (LAAs) and Local
      Criminal Justice Boards. The Trust is involved at strategic and operational levels in
      the partnerships that work together to achieve the strategic priorities identified under
      each of these PSAs.

4.2   The Communities we serve

      Humberside
      Humberside is on the north-east coast of England in the Yorkshire and Humber
      region. It is bordered by North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. This
      total area of 1,358 square miles centres on the Humber Estuary, which divides the
      area into a north bank and a south bank. The principal conurbations are Kingston
      upon Hull, Grimsby and Scunthorpe. The four Unitary Authorities that make up
      Humberside are the East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North
      Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

      The population of Humberside, as estimated in 2007, is 907,800. This represents an
      increase of 4.5% from the 2001 census. Although population density varies widely
      between the four Unitary Authority areas, the East Riding of Yorkshire has the largest
      population. Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people comprise 3.8% of the
      population in Humberside, an increase from 1.8% in 2001. This compares to about
      9% across the Yorkshire and Humber Region and about 11.3% nationally. The
      largest minority ethnic group is Asian, with the highest percentage of this group
      residing in North Lincolnshire. The next largest group is Chinese, with the highest
      percentage living in Hull.


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The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) provides a consistent measure of relative
deprivation across England by identifying the degree to which people are
disadvantaged by factors such as low income, unemployment, lack of education, poor
health and crime. The most recent IMD was published in December 2007. It showed
that 159 (27.5% of the Humber Region‟s 579 Lower Layer Super Output Areas
(SOAs) were among the most deprived 20% in England. 104 (18%) were among the
10% most deprived, most of which are in Hull and Grimsby. At the other end of the
scale, 82 (14.2%) of the SOAs in the Humber were in the 20% least deprived SOAs,
most of which are in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The areas of greatest deprivation,
centred on Hull and Grimsby, present challenges for both the criminal justice system
and as part of the wider challenges of social and economic development.

The Yorkshire and Humber region as a whole recorded 94 crimes per 1000
population in 2008-2009 compared to 101 per 1000 population in 2007-2008.
Despite this fall the Region has the 2nd highest rate out of the 10 regions of England
and Wales. Within the Yorkshire and Humber Region, Humberside has similar crime
rates (99 per 1000 population) as West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire (both at 100
per 1000 population).

Humberside continues to have some of the highest rates of recorded violence against
a person and in 2008-2009 had the highest rate of recorded violence behind London.
Within Humberside Hull and North East Lincolnshire have some of the highest rates
of recorded crime in the country, and are amongst the highest within the Yorkshire
and Humberside Region.

A more detailed breakdown of recorded crime is in Appendix 1

East Riding of Yorkshire
The East Riding of Yorkshire is located north of the Humber Estuary and is bordered
by North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. It covers 929 square miles making it the
largest geographic Unitary Authority area in England & Wales. It has a population of
333,000 (ONS mid 2007 estimate), just 358.5 people per square mile. The population
has grown by 6% since the 2001 Census.

The East Riding has a larger than average number of residents aged 45 and above,
with 23% of the population being of pensionable age. 2.8% of the people in the East
Riding are from ethnic minority groups (1.2% in 2001) but they are dispersed
throughout the area and there are no large groupings. There is, however, an
expanding migrant worker community in the Goole area.

In 2008-2009 crime in the area increased by 4% to 56.3 crimes per 1000 population
(after a fall of 16% the previous year), placing the East Riding of Yorkshire 6th out of
15 in its Most Similar Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Group.

In 2007-2008 the estimated cost of reoffending in East Yorkshire was £25 million.
Approximately 12% of our workload arises from East Yorkshire.

Hull
Kingston upon Hull lies on the banks of the river Humber and is positioned at the
gateway to Europe. It is linked to the national motorway networks from the west via
the M62 and to the south across the Humber Bridge via the M180.




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      Hull is surrounded by the East Riding of Yorkshire, a largely rural area, but which
      contains a number of suburbs immediately adjacent to the city. The population of
      Hull has grown by 5.5% to 257,000 since the 2001 Census (mid 2007 estimate).
      Young people aged between 16 and 29 account for 24% of the estimated population,
      higher than in the other areas of Humberside and the national average. Retired people
      comprise approximately 17% of the population.

      Over half the population of Hull lives in neighbourhoods among the 20% most
      deprived in England, and all wards were categorised in the most deprived or second
      most deprived quartiles within the 2004 index of multiple deprivation. It has the
      highest levels of deprivation in the Region and the proportion of children living in
      poverty is substantially higher than average.

      In 2008-2009 crime in the city fell by 12% to 131.1 crimes per 1000 population
      (following a fall of 15% the previous year), placing Hull 11th out of 15 in its Most
      Similar Crime and Disordered Reduction Partnership Group.

      In 2007-2008 the estimated cost of reoffending for Kingston upon Hull was £60.8
      million. Approximately 48% of our workload arises from Kingston upon Hull.

      North Lincolnshire
      North Lincolnshire is located south of the Humber Estuary and is bordered by South
      Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. It occupies an area of 327
      square miles and has a population of 159,400. In common with East Riding, North
      Lincolnshire has a larger than average number of residents aged 45 and above, with
      21% of the population being of pensionable age. Just 3.7% of the population are
      from an ethnic minority, the largest group of which are Bangladeshi.

      In 2008-2009 crime in the area fell by 11% to 100.6 crimes per 1000 population
      (following a drop of 10% the previous year), placing it 14th out of 15 in its most
      Similar Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Group.

      In 2007-2008 the estimated cost of reoffending in North Lincolnshire was £23.4
      million. Approximately 17% of our workload arises from North Lincolnshire.

      North East Lincolnshire
      North East Lincolnshire is located south of the Humber Estuary and is bordered by
      Lincolnshire. It has a population of 158,400 living in an area of 74 square miles. The
      majority of the population live in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. Just 3% of the
      population are from an ethnic minority, the largest group of which are Asian.

      In 2008-2009 crime in the area fell by 13% to 131.9 crimes per 1000 population
      (following a fall of 13% the previous year), placing it 15th out of 15 in its Most
      Similar Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Group.

      In 2007-2008 the estimated cost of reoffending in North East Lincolnshire was £33.9
      million. Approximately 23% of our workload arises from North East Lincolnshire.

4.3   Demand and Workload

      Our total caseload levels during 2008-9 ranged between 4,400 and 4,500.
      Approximately 55% were community orders, 16% were post-release licences and
      29% were serving custodial sentences. Between 2007-8 and 2008-9 the total caseload
      and new work remained at the same level following an increase of 10% from 2006-7.
      Between 2007-8 and 2008-9 the number of community orders made increased by


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      nearly 7%, the number of new custody cases decreased by 4.5% and the number of
      new suspended sentence orders fell by 12% after significant increases during the
      previous two years.

      Each year we prepare over 4,000 reports for the Magistrate Court and Crown Court.
      In 2008-9 over 170,000 hours of Community payback were completed by offenders
      for the benefit of communities. Our victim liaison unit have contacted and worked
      with over 292 new victims of sexual and violent crime.

      A more detailed breakdown of demand and workload is contained in Appendix 2.

4.4   Offender Information

      Nearly two thirds of offenders we supervise have education, employment or training
      needs which are significant factors in their reoffending. This rises to nearly 90% for
      Prolific and Priority offenders (PPOs). A third of offenders have drug problems, and
      this rises to two thirds for PPOs. Alcohol issues are a priority in Humberside with
      50% of offenders having a significant problem related to their offending. This
      percentage rises to over 60% for those offenders assessed as high risk to the public.
      A significantly higher proportion of women offenders have problems with
      relationships, emotional well-being and financial management. A more detailed
      analysis of offending related factors is contained in Appendix 3.

4.5   Probation Staffing

      Humberside Probation Trust employs 475 staff (422 f.t.e) in a wide range of roles at
      ten locations across the Area. Offices for the delivery of offender management and
      interventions are based in the main centres of population in each Local Authority
      Area. We also have staff working in four prisons at Hull, Everthorpe, The Wolds and
      Full Sutton, within the four Local Authority based Youth Offending Teams, and
      secondments to multi-agency partnerships.




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5.     Planning Assumptions
Our Strategic Business Plan has been informed by assumptions about the future that have
been made below:

Political Assumptions

      Criminal Justice issues will remain a high priority for the Government, particularly
       in the run up to the General Election in 2010.

      There is an expectation that local accountability will increase in significance.

      Local Area Agreements will continue to be important in providing the performance
       framework to reduce re-offending.

      A change in the political environment will require flexibility by the Trust to respond
       to changes in policy and resource levels.

Structural and Organisational Development

      The NOMS Agency regional structure will begin to impact on the way in which
       offender services are provided

      Government policy is to broaden the range of providers of services to offenders. A
       developing competitive environment for the Probation Service places a premium on
       the delivery of performance and the effective and efficient use of resources.

      Leaders and staff in the organisation will be expected to develop a more commercial
       approach to our work whilst also recognising that the Trust will continue to be a
       public sector provider.

      Trust Boards will be local commissioners and although the balance between local,
       regional and national commissioning has yet to evolve the assumption is that the
       default position will be local commissioning. The Trust must develop its
       commissioning expertise to achieve value for money in its own commissioning and in
       joint commissioning with other agencies.

      There will be opportunity for commissioning across agency boundaries, in particular
       for services across prison and probation, and joint commissioning with other
       Probation Areas in the Region, with Local Authorities and other partners.


Service Development

      Public Protection and Reducing Re-offending will continue to be the Government‟s
       priorities for the Probation Service.

      The implementation of end-to-end Offender Management will continue to be central
       to the work of the Probation Service.

      Public Protection and MAPPA arrangements will continue to be strengthened.




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      Local Area Agreements will determine the priorities for local investment by Local
       Authorities and partner agencies to reduce re-offending. CDRPs will have a statutory
       responsibility for reducing re-offending from 2010 and this will provide further
       opportunities for joined up approaches to fulfil this responsibility

      There will be demands on the Trust to extend our work beyond our statutory
       responsibilities in order to develop Integrated Offender Management.

      Interventions and at a later date offender management will be assessed against a best
       value framework

      There will be opportunities to develop more effective „Through the Gate‟ services to
       reduce re-offending

      The targets for the Probation Service will become more focussed on outcomes that
       contribute towards reducing reoffending

      We must be able to demonstrate that we are providing equality of service to minority
       groups through the implementation of our Single Equality Scheme.

      The focus on local communities and community engagement could result in the work
       of Offender Managers being focussed on specific neighbourhoods


Resource and economic considerations

      Demand will exceed our capacity to deliver to specified standards unless we either
       take action to reduce demand or withdraw services.

      The financial constraints on the public sector will result in more intense pressure to
       reduce costs

      The economic downturn will result in a squeeze on public sector expenditure which
       may increase the difficulty of accessing resources from alternative sources. A more
       flexible approach will be required by the Trust to access short term resources where
       available providing the business risks are acceptable.

      The impact of the recession will be long term

      The Probation Trust must seek opportunities to diversify its income both to increase
       capacity and to secure its position in delivering services in the local Area.

      Employment opportunities will diminish for the offender population


Offending Behaviour

      The recession will result in an increase in acquisitive crime and demand on the
       Probation Service

      The misuse of alcohol and drugs, and mental health issues will continue to be
       prevalent in the offender population

      The demand for services to tackle Domestic Violence will increase


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Staffing

        The introduction of the Probation Qualification Framework will impact on the
         staffing structures and improve the career development opportunities for staff

        The future staffing profile for the Trust will need to be kept under review in the light
         of service delivery priorities and the pressures on budgets. Greater flexibility will be
         required to respond to changing circumstances.




6.       Diversity and Equality
Humberside Probation Trust Board approved its Single Equality Scheme on 24 March 2009.
The scheme builds on our previous Diversity Strategy which included a Disability Equality
Scheme, Gender Equality Scheme and Race Equality Scheme. Humberside Probation Trust is
committed to ensuring that in all of its functions it avoids discrimination.

Our vision for diversity is to create an organisation which ensures that the services we provide
are appropriate to local need, valued and respected by all and delivered by staff who reflect
the diverse communities in which we work.

Throughout our work, we are fully committed to:

        Reflecting the full diversity of the communities in which we work;
        Promoting equality by ensuring equal access to our Service by all on the
         basis of need and
        Providing services in a manner that is fair and sensitive to the individual,
         whatever their background.

We will ensure that the needs of our diverse communities are fully represented within our
work with key partner agencies, ensuring that equality and diversity are key guiding
principles in all our partnership work.

In order to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse communities in which we work, we
will realise our commitment to diversity through positive action where appropriate.

Under our scheme the term diversity incorporates the following equalities strands:

        Race/Ethnicity
         Including issues specific to Gypsies and Travellers, migrant workers and Refugees
        Gender
         Men and women
        Disability
         Including learning difficulties and learning disabilities, mental health conditions,
         physical and sensory impairments
        Gender Identity
         Pre and post gender reassignment
        Sexual Orientation
         Issues for bisexual, gay, heterosexual/straight, lesbian and other orientations


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       Age
        In particular issues affecting young people, older people and those with caring
        responsibilities
       Religion and Faith
        Including absence of faith or religion

In Humberside there are also specific issues in relation to rurality due to the geography of our
region and the social inequalities prevalent in some parts of Humberside. These issues need
to be highlighted as they impact differentially on different groups of people, for example,
Black and minority ethnic people are significantly smaller in number and more disparate
throughout our rural areas, they are therefore more visible and may be more likely to be
subject to racism than their counterparts in urban areas of Humberside. Similarly, it is
important to note higher than average levels of deprivation: particularly but not exclusively in
the larger urban areas of Hull, Grimsby and Scunthorpe.

Our Single Equality Scheme contains over 40 actions to take us further on our journey to
achieve excellence in the area of Equality and Diversity.




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7.    Our Priorities for 2010-11

                    Objective/Action                            Owner                                       Success Criteria
1.1   To establish with local partners effective models of     KM/GPW        In each Local Authority a model of IOM is established which meets local
      integrated offender management in each Local                           requirements and in which Humberside Probation Trust plays a leading role.
      Authority Area.
1.2   To provide effective Public Protection arrangements        AM          Audits, Inspection reports and partner feedback provide reassurance that
      across Humberside                                                      arrangements and systems are effective.
1.3   To enhance our work to safeguard children and            AM/KM/        Relevant training for staff on safeguarding children completed.
      vulnerable adults and promote the well-being of the       GPW          Evidence of contributions to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
      children of service users                                              arrangements
                                                                             Initiatives developed/supported that support the children and families of
                                                                             offenders
1.4   To deliver high quality offender management in which     KM/GPW        Costing information shows a clear indication that Offender Management
      resources are focussed on those at the highest risk of                 resources are allocated according to risk.
      causing serious harm and re-offending                                  Audits, Inspection reports, and quality management exercises demonstrate a
                                                                             high standard of offender management
1.5   To provide a high quality service to Courts that meets   KM/GPW        Sentencer/court satisfaction with quality and timeliness of service
      the need for speedy and effective justice

1.6   To demonstrate improved outcomes for offenders that      KM/GPW/       Significant impact on reducing re-offending demonstrated
      support reduced re-offending                               PP          Demonstration of positive change in offending related need/problems




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                    Objective/Action                           Owner                                       Success Criteria
2.1   To develop and implement a reducing re-offending        KM/GPW        Each LA/CDRP has a reducing re-offending strategy in place with evidence of
      strategy for each Local Authority that supports the                   implementation.
      CDRP Community Safety Plans and is responsive to
                                                                            Improvements in provision for offenders with regard to accommodation,
      local need and priorities with a particular focus on
                                                                            employment, substance misuse and health.
      accommodation, employment, substance misuse and
      health
2.2   To develop and implement a commissioning strategy       KM/GPW        Evidence of provision being developed that meets the priority needs of
      at a Humberside and local authority level                             offenders to support reducing re-offending.
2.3   To deliver a range of offender programmes, that will      PP          The delivery of a range of programmes, particularly programmes for „high
      have the maximum impact on reducing reoffending                       risk‟ offenders that address the priority offender needs.
      and the risk of harm
2.4   To continue the development of „through the gate‟         PP          Evidence of more effective and efficient delivery of services across the prison
      services with local Humberside Prisons (Humber                        and community
      NOMS) and wherever possible co-commission
      services.
2.5   To implement community payback projects that              PP          Positive evidence of how community payback has responded to the suggestions
      respond to the expectations of sentencers and local                   for work by local communities and has met the standards expected.
      communities
2.6   To ensure that the education, skills and employment       PP          Offenders are integrated into the plans and provision under the changing
      needs of offenders are met within the new ESF project                 structures and funding arrangements.
      and revised organisational and funding arrangements
      for skills development and employment
2.7   To develop and implement an Offender Health              GPW          Strategy completed and evidence of progress in implementation
      Strategy that includes the recommendations from the
      Bradley Review
2.8   To contribute to the regional change programme to       KM/GPW/       Evidence of improved service provision and outcomes for women offenders




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continue improvements in the services for women   PP
offenders




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                    Objective/Action                             Owner                                       Success Criteria
3.1   To maintain the highest levels of performance against       All         Green Star rating on IPPF
      contract targets                                                        Significant reductions in re-offending across Humberside
3.2   To report progress against a set of key indicators that     IR          Identification of relevant measures and regular reporting against those
      demonstrate our effectiveness to local communities                      measures for each Local Authority
3.3   To develop a positive profile of Humberside Probation     KM/GPW/       Development and implementation of a communications strategy and a
      Trust in local communities                                  SJH         stakeholder and community engagement strategy which demonstrates positive
                                                                              outcomes.
3.4   To achieve positive feedback from our                       All         Demonstrate positive results and the implementation of improvement plans
      customers/service users and partners                                    resulting from feedback received
                                                                              Evidence of improvements in consultation with, and involvement of, service
                                                                              users
3.5   To take an active role in implementing the                  SJH         Evidence of positive engagement and contribution to the achievement of joint
      Humberside Criminal Justice Board Strategic                             targets
      Priorities
3.6   To demonstrate excellence and innovation as an              SJH         Achievement of 5 star Recognised for Excellence Award
      organisation




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                    Objective/Action                           Owner                                       Success Criteria
4.1   To implement and regularly update our workforce           MG          Workforce plans reviewed regularly
      plans
4.2   To maintain and develop a skilled and motivated           MG          Training and staff development plans produced and implemented
      workforce
4.3   To implement our Single Equality Scheme                   MG          Evidence that plan updated and implemented
4.4   To ensure that knowledge and technology is managed        IR          National technology changes implemented successfully
      and utilised to add value to our operations.                          Improvements in local technology
                                                                            Knowledge management systems implemented and utilised
4.5   To deliver a financial plan and efficiency programme      MG          Expenditure contained within budget parameters for 2010/11
      that is aligned with our business plan and where                      Implementation and use of Preview costing model to support efficiency
      possible links with the financial plans of strategic                  measures
      partners
                                                                            Achievable Financial Plans for 2011/12 delivered
                                                                            Evidence of joint financial planning with partners
4.6   To ensure that we provide the best value services we      All         Agreed Best Value Reviews completed.
      can within the resources available and in accordance                  Published National Specifications implemented
      with the national specifications.
                                                                            Process improvements identified and implemented
4.7   To implement a Trust Estates Strategy that ensures the    MG          Estates strategy implemented
      best possible accommodation is available to meet the
      current and future requirements for the organisation.
4.8   To generate an increase in the proportion of resources   ALL          Additional resources secured
      and income secured outside of our Ministry of Justice
      allocation
4.9   To maximise our use of Probation Trust business           All         Evidence of innovative approaches to service delivery




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flexibilities and support innovative approaches to
achieve our aims




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8.     Financial Summary

8.1    Introduction

       The Budget for 2010/11 was approved at the Board meeting of 30th March, and
       attached are summaries detailing Income & Expenditure and a breakdown of income.

       In developing their approach to the 2010/11 Business Plan the Chief Officer and the
       Strategic Leadership Team were conscious of the need to reducing staffing wherever
       possible to meet efficiency savings required in the Trust realisation document, both in
       2010/11 and more significantly in 2011/12. A first round of restructuring and
       voluntary redundancies took place early in 2009/10, and this was augmented by a
       further round of cutbacks in March 2010.

       These redundancies have reduced wage costs in 2010/11 by around £1.1m as against
       2008/9 Actual, but around £0.8m of these savings have been eroded by the impact of
       wage awards and increments, and a further £0.2m added back as a result of a
       reduction in seconded Probation Staff at Full Sutton Prison.

       After substantial restructuring the 2009/10 Forecast shows a balanced budget. This,
       coupled with a Green Star rating under IPPF in spite of high workloads represents a
       notable achievement.

       2010/11 benefits from the full year effects of the 2009/10 restructuring, and shows a
       balanced budget. It is however clear that 2011/12 will represent a major challenge.
       The impact of the new funding formula hits Humberside Probation Trust harder than
       any other Trust, and we will also lose £1.2m of income as funding for the Intensive
       Alternative to Custody project (IAC) is removed. Given that we have run a very
       successful pilot our priority will be to bid for funding so that we can embed IAC in
       our wider offender management strategy.

       The assumed income projections for 2011/12 are in line with those originally
       included in the Trust Application, although it was noted that these income figures
       were formally withdrawn by NOMS subsequently. If these funding reductions were
       imposed we would face a reduction in funding of £1.6m in core funding, and £1.2m
       on IAC, as against 2010/11.

       It is clear that a further major restructuring will be required to meet this challenge,
       and that given the likely redundancy costs required early action in 2010/11 will be
       required such that costs can be funded through savings in that year, whilst providing a
       positive full year effect in 2011/12.

8.2.   Actions

       In view of the projected risk of deficit in 2011/12 as outlined above, the Chief Officer
       has consulted with the Board and agreed the following actions:

          Implemented a Voluntary Redundancy programme which utilises some 2009/10
           resources so as to reduce the cost base in 2010/11 and beyond. This will generate
           full year savings of £0.25m.
          A restructuring of the Strategic Leadership Team to generate a full year saving of
           around £0.15m.
          Implementation of a management review of all managerial posts of band four and
           above with a view to bringing forward cost reduction proposals.


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   Seek savings by vacating Head Office in 2010/11 as envisaged in the Trust
    application, saving £0.16m in 2011/12.
   Review SLAs with a view to making economies wherever possible.
   Generate income/reduce costs by partnership working with organisations such as
    Yorkshire NOMS, Police, Local Authorities and the NHS.
   Seek reductions in HOPG estates charge (£1.3m) and central IT charges.
   Bid for contracts such as LSC/ESF to increase income.
   Fully engage in PREview costing and SBC Best Value programmes to identify
    potential cost saving opportunities.
   Develop contingency plans to reduce service delivery provision as a last resort.
   Manage workloads so as to ensure that impact of front line services are
    minimised.




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                                          Humberside Probation Trust

                                              Key Financial Data

                                                    2008/9                2009/10   2009/10    2010/11    2011/12
                                                    Actual                Budget    Forecast   Budget    Projected
                                                      £k                    £k        £k         £k         £k

1) Income & Expenditure Data


Core Funding                                                   17560        16664     16664      16070      14493
Budget TF of Income 2008/9 to 2009/10                           -326          335       335          0          0
IAC                                                               80         1130      1130       1200          0
TPO / PQF Funding                                                708          399       399        485        403
Prison Direct Funding (2010/11 Onwards)                                                              0          0

Total Core Funding                                             18022        18528     18528      17755      14896

Other Reimbursements                                                331       129       129        107        107
Hostel income                                                        35        36        34         38         38
LSC Inc + Other                                                      57       157       153        191        191

Total Other Income                                                  423       322       316        336        336

Wages & Salaries                                               12624        12271     12308      12234      12234
Social Security                                                  953          905       916        901        901
Other Pension Costs                                             2085         2502      2438       2437       2437
Total                                                          15662        15678     15662      15572      15572
                                                                                                     0          0
Less: Secondments                                              -1848        -2090     -2207      -1938      -1938

Staff Costs                                                    13814        13588     13455      13634      13634

Accommodation, Maintenance & Utilities                             1444      1445      1415       1416       1416
Offender Costs                                                      852      1040      1103        943        943
Travel & Subsistence                                                519       535       488        439        439
Commns, Office Supplies & Services                                  391       364       359        267        267
IT Services                                                         349       324       297        643        643
Other Staff Related                                                 330       128       120         82         82
Professional Services                                               229       218       214        239        239
Depreciation                                                         76       165       165        165        165
Early Retirement Provision                                           75        59        59         65         65
Operating Lease Rentals                                              55        55        55         65         65

Non People Costs                                                   4320      4333      4275       4324       4324

Redundancy & Strain Costs                                            0        929      1114        133        133

Total Costs After Non Core Income                              17711        18528     18528      17755      17755

Financing Charges (Net)                                               9         0         0          0          0
TPO Grant taken to Gen Fund                                         708         0         0          0          0

Net Surplus / Deficit                                              -406         0         0          0      -2859

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                                                      Income Calculation

                                 2008/9                     2009/10                     2010/11     2011/12         2011/12
                                 Actual                     Actual                      Budget     Projection       Basis of
                                   £k                         £k                          £k          £k           Projection

Core Income

Main Grant                         14501                                  14678            15914        14167    Indicative
Offender Management                  333                                    330                    in above
ICCS                                 813                                    813                    in above
Contn to Pay Award                     0                                    444                    in above
Approved Premises                   1090                                   1090             1090      1090       Estimate
VISOR                                 27                                     27               27        27       Estimate
IT Recovery                         -143                                   -180              167       167       Estimate
Performance Bonus                    223                                    128                0        0
Bail Accomodn                         42                                     41               56        56       Estimate
Share of 26m                                                                                 563       563
Smoothing                             177                                  -400                    in above
Efficiency                                                                 -286            -1747         -1577   Indicative
Audit                                                                       -20

Core Budget Current Year           17063                                  16665            16070       14493

IAC                                    80                                  1130             1200            0    Policy
Budget Transfer From L Yr             497                                     0                0            0
Budget Transfer to Next Yr           -326                                   335                0            0
TPO Funding                           708                                   398              485          403

Total Core Funding                 18022                                  18528            17755       14896


Note: 2011/12 Projection includes "Indicative" income where stated, as incorporated in the Trust
Application but subsequently withdrawn by NOMS.

Martin S Gore DCS 29/03/2010




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                                                                                          APPENDIX 1


                                         CRIME STATISTICS


The 2006-2007 to 2008-2009 published crime statistics for recorded crime show the following number of
offences per 1,000 population.


                      Humberside            Yorkshire & Humberside             England and Wales
                                                    Region
             2006/7     2007/8     2008/9   2006/7 2007/8 2008/9         2006/7    2007/8     2008/9

Violence       27        21         20       21       18         16        19        18         16
against a
person
Sexual         1          1          1        1        1         1         1         1          1
offences
Robbery        1          1          1        1        1         1         2         1          1

Burglary       18        15         15       16       15         16        12        11         11

Offences       18        13         11       18       14         13        14        12         11
against a
vehicle
Other          25        24         23       23       22         21        22        20         19
Theft
Criminal       30        24         21       27       23         21        22        19         17
Damage
Total         127        107        99       114      101        94       100        91         86




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                                                                                             APPENDIX 2

                                          Demand and Workload


     1. The total caseload at a snapshot on 31 January (between 31/01/06 - 31/01/10) is provided in the
        table below with the percentage changes year on year. It will be noted that there was a significant
        increase in 2009 in the proportion of licences being supervised which reflected the changing
        nature of our workload with longer licences being supervised by offender managers.

                                                                             Grand
                              Comm             Cust            Lics           Total
                    2006    2081 100%       1438 100%       452 100%       3971 100%
                    2007    2334 112%       1447 101%       471 104%       4252 107%
                    2008    2508 107%       1483 102%       524 111%       4515 106%
                    2009    2406 96%        1286 87%        722 138%       4414 98%
                    2010    2462 102%       1293 101%       708 98%        4463 101%


     2. The total number of reports to court has remained constant over the last five years. 4050 reports
        were prepared in 2005 and 4045 in 2009. 36% of all reports prepared in 2009 were Fast Delivery
        Reports/Oral Reports. This is a slight increase on those completed in 2008, where 31% of reports
        were Fast/Oral reports.


                                 Oral              FDR                 SDR         Total
                  2006     407      10%      735     18%        2950     72%       4092
                  2007     590      14%      524     13%        2976     73%       4090
                  2008     774      19%      477     12%        2853     79%       4104
                  2009     639      16%      793     20%        2613     65%       4045


3.       The trend of new cases/orders is provided in the table below. This shows some variation over
         five years. In the last two years there has been a decrease in the custodial sentences of 12 months
         and over made, which has reflected a decrease in the total number of new orders.


         Type                2005/06       2006/07        2007/08        2008/09       2009/10
         Comm Order          1692          2112           2336           2541          2525
         SSO                 371           932            1173           1033          1048
         Other Comm          1648          395            249            217           194
         Custody             1060          1014           1137           1088          970
         TOTAL               4771          4453           4895           4879          4737




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4.   The proportion of cases allocated to each tier at the end of the financial year was:

                                               2009                          2010
                    Tier                 No             %             No             %

                    Awaiting Tier         50           1.1%           59             1%
                    T1                   449           9.7%           421           9.5%
                    T2                  1176           25.4%          1026         23.2%
                    T3                  2059           44.6%          1960         44.3%
                    T4                   890           19.2%          956          21.6%


5.   The demand for requirements in community orders is identified in the table below.

                                            2006               2007               2008     2009
        Attendance Centre                     6                  4                 31       58
        Additional Hours                    512                623                504      437
        Accredited Programmes               905                889                557      618
        Alcohol Treatment                   134                161                159      176
        Curfew                              226                285                441      555
        Drug Treatment                      344                318                397      341
        Exclusion                             8                 22                 23       26
        Mental Health Treatment              12                 14                  6       13
        Prohibitive Activity                  4                 22                 27       13
        Residence                           114                244                244      284
        Specified Activity                  390                483                412      671
        Supervision                         2114               2217               2095     2228
        Unpaid Work                         1609               1785               1817     1801
        Total                               6378               7067               6713     7221


6.   There is an average of nearly three requirements for tier 2, 3, and 4 orders made in 2009, which is
     a similar number to those orders made in 2008. There has been a slight decrease in the average
     number of requirements for tier 1, 3 and 4 orders from 2008 to 2009.


                                                2007          2008         2009
                            T1   Average           1           1.8          1.6
                            T2   Average           2           2.5          2.5
                            T3   Average           2           2.7          2.6
                            T4   Average           2           2.9          2.7




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                                                                                          APPENDIX 3

                                      Offender Information



1.   The total number of offenders coming under MAPPA (multi agency public protection
     arrangements) during 2008/9 was 1204, an increase of 3.5% on the figures for the previous year,
     but bringing the total number under MAPPA arrangements close to that of 2006/07. This
     represents 2.7% of the national MAPPA caseload. There were 713 Category 1 Registered Sex
     Offenders and 266 Category 2 (violence and other sex offenders) offenders living in Humberside
     on 31 March 2009.

2.   The assessment of offending related needs amongst the offenders we supervise is based on
     information obtained from a local analysis of offender need as recorded in OASys. The
     information provides an overview to assist in planning interventions with offenders. It is possible
     that the assessed need could be influenced by the provision that is currently available. The ratings
     provided in previous years under OASys were „no problem‟, „some problem‟ and „significant
     problem‟. Because of the changes to OASys in version 4.3.1 which introduced layered
     assessments, criminogenic need to inform offender need profiles is now taken from the question
     “is this section linked to offending behaviour?” which results in a yes/no answer. The percentages
     stated below are assessments of need that are linked to offending behaviour.

3.   The table below provides information which shows the assessed need for offenders in custody
     and the community with further segmentation for PPO offenders and high risk of harm offenders.
     Some of the main themes that emerge from this data are:

     a. Offender need is normally higher for custody cases compared to offenders in the community
        with the exception of alcohol misuse where the need is the same. However, the pattern for
        high risk of serious harm offenders and PPO offenders shows other differences.
     b. The needs for high risk and PPO offenders are generally higher and sometimes significantly
        higher than the general needs registered for all offenders.
     c. Alcohol misuse is a significant factor for high risk offenders but is less significant problem
        for PPOs. Drug Misuse is a more significant problem for PPOs.

     d. Emotional well-being is a more significant problem for high risk offenders than other
        offenders including PPOs.

     e. Lifestyle & Associates are as you would expect a more significant problem for PPO and high
        risk offenders in the community.




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           The percentage of offenders assessed as having a link to offending behaviour

     Offending               All Offenders          Prolific and Priority     High Risk of Harm
     Related Need                                        Offenders                Offenders

                          Community     Custody    Community      Custody     Community     Custody

     Accommodation           26%          40%          41%          56%          56%          48%

     Education Training
                             21%          36%          48%          58%          23%          31%
     & Employability

     Financial
                             36%          53%          75%          89%          30%          44%
     Management

     Relationships           54%          61%          53%          61%          87%          74%

     Lifestyle &
                             66%          86%          86%          93%          79%          88%
     Associates

     Drug Misuse             48%          64%          64%          83%          47%          57%

     Alcohol Misuse          57%          57%          48%          50%          59%          63%

     Emotional
                             33%          38%          24%          38%          49%          49%
     wellbeing

     Thinking &
                             93%          97%          84%          89%          95%          97%
     behaviour

     Attitudes               59%          78%          74%          84%          86%          87%


4.     In summary, offenders register high levels of need for all of the above factors but these are
       normally higher for high risk of harm and Prolific and Priority Offenders. It is significant that
       High risk offenders register higher scores for alcohol misuse rather than drug misuse but the
       reverse is the case for PPOs. Financial problems and ETE are more significant for PPOs, while
       high risk offenders have more mental health (emotional well-being), and relationship issues.
5.     In analysing the differences in need between male and female offenders, there are a significantly
       higher proportion of women offenders who have problems with relationships, emotional well-
       being, drug misuse and financial management. Women are significantly lower than men for
       recorded problems in lifestyle and associates, alcohol misuse, attitudes and thinking and
       behaviour.




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                      The percentage of offenders assessed as having a
                      link to offending behaviour

                                                    Female          Male

                      Accommodation                   27%           30%

                      Education Training &
                                                      21%           26%
                      Employability

                      Financial Management            46%           40%

                      Relationships                   61%           56%

                      Lifestyle & Associates          63%           73%

                      Drug Misuse                     57%           53%

                      Alcohol Misuse                  44%           58%

                      Emotional wellbeing             45%           33%

                      Thinking & behaviour            89%           94%

                      Attitudes                       52%           66%



6.   The numbers of BME offenders (142) are insufficient to identify any significant differences in
     need.




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