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Offender Management Act 2007

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10National framework for qualifications of officers

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(1)The Secretary of State may publish guidelines about any qualifications, experience or training required to perform the work of an officer of a provider of probation services.

(2)The Secretary of State must publish guidelines under subsection (1) in relation to work involving the supervision of offenders and other work requiring direct contact with offenders (including offenders held in custody).

(3)Guidelines under this section may make different provision for different purposes.

(4)In exercising his powers under sections 3(2) and (5) and 9, the Secretary of State shall have regard to the need to secure, so far as practicable, that guidelines published under this section have the same effect in relation to every provider of probation services whose officers perform work to which they relate.

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