MTC managing director, David Hood, said:
“We welcome Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP) thematic inspection into serious further offences (SFOs) and how the probation system as a whole can learn from mistakes.
“To learn from mistakes, it is vital we have a culture of transparency, accountability and empowerment which allows people to raise concerns without fear. I am encouraged by the way MTC has changed the way it deals with mistakes in practice by building a culture which allows us to address these issues openly and support colleagues to make positive decisions.
“More resource and investment is needed to ensure the right capacity is in place to mitigate against serious further offences taking place.
“We continue to work closely with the National Probation Service and the Ministry of Justice to play our part in improving our service in the interests of all our stakeholders, not least those whose lives have been changed in the aftermath of a serious further offence by someone already known to the criminal justice system.”