Thames Valley crc, Berks, Oxon & Bucks

Thames Valley crc covers Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and is the amalgamation of the previously existing probation trusts. For practical purposes the region is split into 2, North and South, with core services being provided by a central Head Office. It employs just under 350 staff and has approaching 4000 service users.

The board has 5 members, Paul Gillbard as CEO, Bob Atkins as Finance Director and Richard Wilson as Company Secretary. There are 2 non executives, Malcolm Fearn and Caroline Baines.The board is supported by the following management team:

  • Graham McCartney – Business Development
  • Lesley Hudson – HR
  • Denise Butt – Public Protection
  • Gabriel Amahwe – Service Provision South
  • Stephen Czjewski – Service Provision North

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On Tuesday 24th March it was announced that all prisons in the UK would go into a "lock down" state, as a result on Covid19.  In simple terms it means that prisoners will be confined to their cells for the vast majority of each day, being unlocked only for meals and very limited exercise periods. All social visits are cancelled with immediate effect.

The prison staff will ensure that medical requirements will be met as per usual but there will be no "association periods" for the prisoners. Undoubtably this will be difficult and stressful for a number of prisoners, but the prison authorities are acting for the greater good of the majority of prisoners and staff.

Any establishment specific queries you may have should be directed to the prisons