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A brief history of Probation Services in the UK

A brief history of Probation Services in the UK

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Probation officer jobs are quite competitive in the UK today. Demanding high qualifications, experience, and very specific skill sets. This has not always been the case, to see why we will look at probation services from over a hundred years ago, up to modern day and show how it has developed and grown in that time. If we go back as far back as 1867, we find cases of people within London and the surrounding area, being concerned for those who find themselves being released from prison and their reintegration into society. Over the next few years charities are set up. These use missionaries to help those released from prison in vocational training, finding appropriate accommodation and other such areas of help. Fast Forward to 1907, an official probation acts are passed by the gov...