Additional data

Additional information on the operation of the National Probation Service.

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Full time equivalent staff in post for the National Probation Service (NPS) the end of each financial year. (Workforce data for private sector Community Rehabilitation Companies is not published).

For further context and commentary, please see the HMPPS Workforce Statistics Bulletin

YearStaff in post (National Probation Service)
March 20199,879
March 20189,310
March 20178,693
March 20168,835
March 20158,733

March 2019 9,879

At 30 Jun 2019 there were 9,750 FTE staff in post.

Staff in post (National Probation Service) detail


Sickness absence (average working days lost per FTE staff) for all National Probation Service staff. (Workforce data for private sector Community Rehabilitation Companies is not published).

YearStaff sickness (National Probation Service)
2018-1910.4 days
2017-189.9 days
2016-1711.4 days
2015-1611.6 days
2014-1511.8 days

Apr 2018 to Mar 2019 10.4

For the 12 months to 30 Jun 2019 there were an average of 10.6 working days lost to sickness for NPS staff.

Staff sickness (National Probation Service) detail