Tuesday 16 March 2021 / 12:01 AM Justice / Lyn Brown

Lyn Brown responds to watchdog finding serious failures to ensure race equality within the probation service

Lyn Brown MP, Labour’s Shadow Prisons and Probation Minister, responding to the findings of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation’s report, “Race equality in probation: the experiences of Black, Asian and minority ethnic probation service users and staff’ said:

“Trusting relationships and understanding between probation staff and those in their care are essential for rehabilitation and equality before the law.

“As probation services in England and Wales are reintegrated this year, we need a new focus on race equality for staff and service users from all our communities.

“The Government must set out a clear action plan to repair the damage that Chris Grayling’s botched privatisation has done.“