I feel like the role of a probation officer is often misunderstood and we don't get much exposure (good anyway!) in news/TV so...ask me anything!
Mischance · 02/08/2023 21:59
There was nothing. We wanted sheltered accommodation as he is incapable of managing his life - nothing. They advised a hostel which was full of druggies issuing threats, so we found him a small flat which he could not cope with. There was no support forthcoming from anywhere, and what was offered was totally unsuitable and did not meet his needs.
Whathappened123 · 02/08/2023 21:13
Do you ever think "what on earth were you thinking"?
My STBXH is on SOR and has a SHPO for online grooming. He had a professional well paid role and has thrown everything away, as he got addicted to online chat. I do wonder what his probation officer must think of him. I also find it heartbreaking watching him come up against so much prejudice for what he did, he did something really stupid but he's not a bad person. It's so hard for offenders to move on, particularly from that type of crime as it's generally misunderstood.
webster1987 · 02/08/2023 19:31
Personally, I haven't seen much improvement in services for women nationally. We do have a team that works solely with women and the POs/PSOs do a lot to tailor their work and set up groups etc 'in house'.
MiraculousLadyK · 02/08/2023 19:24
Ex probation officer here… but still painfully and deeply invested in the service.
What’re your thoughts on the current rehabilitative work available for female offenders? Have things improved at all in terms of available services and RAR work, you know, the one CRS provider for women versus the five for men and that sort of lark.
To be honest after all the talk of doing collages and cutting up chocolate bars in the name of a so called therapeutic approach I threw the towel in and scurried off to a police role 😁 I’d be interested to know what things are like a couple of years on.
Vaanyawonderments · 16/08/2023 18:16
Thanks so much for your tips . I Will be starting from the 18th of next month. I also wanted to know if I would be entitled for a blue light card .lol…. Thats the only thing my family wants to know … also with the salary, is it true that probation services get pay rise bi annually? This is what it looks like from the description. They’ve stated that every october and april , they pay has increased by certain percentage.
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