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Prison Officers: Labour Turnover

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 5071, tabled on 24 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of employment conditions for prison officers on retention of prison officers.

Answered on

30 October 2019

We want prison officers to stay and progress their careers. We have improved induction processes to ease transition into the job, provide care and support for our staff and offer additional training. These measures are part of the work we are doing directly with Governors to address local issues and ensure experienced staff and new recruits remain in the service.