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Our Top Tips

We want you to do well. The best result for you and for everybody in your community is that you succeed.

  • Ask questions. Got an issue? Got a problem? Don’t understand something? Don’t sit on it. Check it out. Ask.
  • Be honest. If you’ve got a problem, or you’ve done something wrong, let us know. We might be able to help you do something about it.
  • If you’re anxious, or angry, let us know that too. It helps to have calm discussions with your Offender Manager rather than getting angry and not putting your point over well.
  • Listen hard. It’s easy to make assumptions or think something’s not worth bothering with. There will always be a point to what people are saying.
  • Take part. In anything we give you to do. There’s a good reason.
  • Attend on time. For obvious reasons.
  • Stick at it. If you do, you’ll get through ok and make the right changes.
  • Keep the lines of communication open. We can work together better that way.