Urgent Notification Process

Prison Inspector’s given Urgent Notification Process

The Justice Secretary, David Lidington, has introduced a process so Chief Inspectors of Prisons can alert the Lord Chancellor and the Secretary of State where there are urgent and significant concerns about the performance of a prison.

The Secretary of State must then publish his response within 28 days with a plan of action. There will then be a long term plan for sustaining improvements. The procedure is set out below.