My name is Felicity Sparshott, I have worked for the Probation Service for approaching 18 years. I am an experienced HMPPS Manager having had responsibilities for managing Community and Court teams and as Head of Offender Management at a Young Offenders Institute. These are varied senior and middle management roles in complex environments. My portfolio equips me with both operational and strategic management skills, particularly around safe sentencing for those in vulnerable groups, including women, young offenders and those with mental health, drug or alcohol needs. I am the lead in my Probation local delivery unit for the female offender strategy, I have lead on youth transition work both from a custody and community perspective and I am Chair of the Community Sentence Treatment Requirement Steering Group in Milton Keynes, a position I have held since October 2017.