We aim to use and promote research about what is most effective, to support Probation policy and practice, and we continue to strengthen our capacity to call on an evidence base to underpin our policy proposals, position statements and briefings.

We also work to strengthen links with Probation in Europe and the wider world to improve knowledge exchange with Probation Trusts. In particular to increase the opportunities for staff in Trusts both to broaden their knowledge and understanding of Probation internationally through participation in conferences, visits, exchange and other forms of trans-national learning. Sue Hall (PCA Chair) is a member of the Board of the CEP (the European Organisation for Probation) and is a member of the Knowledge Management working group and is actively working to plan the first World Congress of Probation to be held in London on October 2013.