COVID-19: New Bail Information Service to assist courts during the pandemic
HM Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) and the National Probation Service (NPS) have implemented a new Bail Information Service, which aims to provide and verify the necessary information to assist courts in making decisions about conditional bail.
Protocol for YOTs on case responsibility
National Protocol for Case Responsibility: Practice Guidance for Youth Offending Teams in England and Wales, Youth Justice Board, January 2018 This Protocol replaces the 2014 National Protocol for Case Responsibility. It provides guidance to Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) working with children who have committed offences outside of their usual home area. The responsibilities of the […]
Changes to Pre-Charge Bail at the Police Station
Changes to pre-charge bail came into force on the 3 April 2017. Pre-charge bail is now set at an initial 28 day limit, previously there had been no limit. These changes are part of a number of provisions being brought into force in stages by the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (PCA 2017) which received royal assent on the 31st January 2017.