|PROJECT TITLE||UNDERSTANDING AND LEARNING FROM THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON PROBATION’S WORK TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF PEOPLE UNDER ITS SUPERVISION|
|Funding body||This research is funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), as part of UK Research & Innovation’s rapid response to Covid-19.|
|Overarching aim||To directly inform future policy and practice from staff and service user perspectives through the following objectives:|
|Methods||This will be a mixed-methods study combining probation staff survey data that probation is already planning to collect, with primary data from service user interviews and follow-up calls with staff via email or telephone/other digital media (e.g. Skype).
All project partners will participate in a workshop where preliminary findings will be shared, and participants will be able to discuss the accuracy of interpretation of the data, feasibility of recommendations, where models may need refinement, and where additional detail may be needed.
|Outcomes||We will produce a final report including:
|Outputs||Peer reviewed publications and conference presentations|
|Impact||We anticipate that forward planning in organisations across the health and justice field could be influenced by the findings of this research.
Our co-design approach means that we anticipate that the findings will directly influence recovery planning within Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, the ongoing development of Community Sentence Treatment Requirements, and the final model for NHS England’s RECONNECT service.