Women Offender Services

Services in your area

Humberside Probation Trust provides specialist women offender services in Hull, Grimsby and Scunthorpe which includes the provision for attendance at women only reporting centres. For more information about the services in your area, please see the information below.

Hull - Together Women Project

Humberside Probation Trust works in partnership with the Together Women Project (TWP) who are based in George Street, Hull. We have co-located Offender Managers within the project who manage the majority of the female offenders from the Hull area.

The offenders are supervised in a female only environment and receive additional support from a dedicated team of TWP key workers. We have a wide range of resources/courses and groups available to support female offenders to reduce their risk of re offending and risk of harm. These include:

  • Counselling
  • Mental Health & Well Being
  • Anger Management
  • Confidence Building
  • Basic Skills
  • Creative workshop
  • One to one Alcohol Support
  • Parenting Step Change
  • Employability
  • Chance 2 Change Programme (Low Risk Offenders)
  • Specifically 4 Women Programme (Medium Risk Offenders)
  • One to one key work sessions

TWP can be contacted at: 120 George Street, Hull, HU1 3AA; Tel (01482) 218125

Visit TWP’s Website

North Lincolnshire - Scunthorpe & Barton-upon-Humber

Humberside Probation Trust’s Womens’ Group in North Lincolnshire is based at the Children’s Centre on Henderson Avenue in Scunthorpe.  It runs every Thursday morning in Scunthorpe, and also on Thursday afternoons at Barton Children’s Centre on Castledyke for those females who live in more rural areas.  There are two Offender Managers situated on site, who manage all female service users within North Lincolnshire.

The females are managed solely by female Offender Managers, and are able to accept support from a variety of agencies who regularly facilitate sessions.  In additional to this, we have workers from CYPS (Children and Young People’s Service) in attendance at the groups, so that we are able to deal with any safeguarding issues in a timely manner.

There are numerous sessions that the females are able to access in order to reduce their risk of re-offending and also risk of harm, some of which include:

  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness
  • Self Esteem and Confidence Building
  • Driving Awareness
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness (inc. The Freedom programme)
  • Budgeting and Welfare Rights
  • Employment

We also offer the Womens Groups activities to those females who may be at bail stage and waiting to go to court, in order to start the process of supporting them.  In addition to this we offer this facility to the families of offenders who may be serving a custodial sentence and have no other means of support.

North East Lincolnshire - Grimsby

Specialist women Offender Managers have been appointed at the Women’s Centre in Grimsby, where a rolling programme is provided in conjunction with key partners.


Well as you are attending Probation you probably think “what’s the point!!!” so here are fifteen good reasons probation is worth your time:

1. At probation groups you will be with other females, and although you may be strangers at first you have some other women’s support from the beginning.

2. There are professionals who attend the group equipped to help with other users, surrounding offending such as housing, employment and counselling etc.

3. The programme run at the groups is varied and it allows access to fire safety tips, healthy eating tips and stress busting tips.

4. If you have children, crèche is available (it’s nice to be alone sometimes) so you can have a little respite.

5. There are staff willing to help if you need to talk.

6. It’s women only and us women do love our tea so hey, you can have a cuppa.

7. You can voice your opinions, the rule goes “what’s at probation stays at probation.”

8. Benefits advice is obtainable if asked for.

9. Empower attend. They are a support agency specialising in employment support.

10. You are treated with respect no matter what your background or offence.

11. There is the added benefit of a notice board with trips/clubs.

12. Your probation officer will give you feedback on your progress.

13. E-Factor attend some sessions with helpful info about self-employment.

14. Probation offers a structure or pivotal point in your week.

15. Probation is probation. accept it and work to better yourself. If you do what have you got to lose?

Female Service User Grimsby