Additional information on the operation of the National Probation Service (formed in 2014).
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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).
During November and December 2019, over 1,200 NPS staff moved to the Community and Interventions directorate, part of HMPPS HQ and areas services. In the same quarter, over 300 staff in Wales were transferred from privately run CRCs to HMPPS, into the new "NPS Wales UM transition".
For further context and commentary, please see the HMPPS workforce statistics bulletin
|Year||Staff in post (National Probation Service)|
March 2021 10,02031-Mar-2021
At 31 March 2021 there were 10,020 FTE staff in post.
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).
|Year||Staff sickness (National Probation Service)|
Apr 2020 to Mar 2021 7.431-Mar-2021
For the 12 months to 30 March 2021 there were an average of 7.4 working days lost to sickness for NPS staff.