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).

YearStaff in post (National Probation Service)
March 20199,843
March 20189,310
March 20178,693
March 20168,835
March 20158,733

March 2019 9,843

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

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
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