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Wakefield District


Wakefield is a metropolitan district. It is located by the River Calder, on the eastern edge of the Pennines, the urban area is 2,062 hectares (5,100 acres) and has a total population of 315,172.

Wakefield Probation has a budget of £2.8 million, 90% of which is spent on staff.

  • We have 110 staff
  • 80% of staff are female, 20% male
  • 80% of staff work directly with offenders, victims or communities
  • 20% of staff provide reception, case tracking, recording and systems support

We are also supported by Offender Services staff providing:

  • Community Payback
  • Activity groups
  • Skills 4 Work
  • Victim Services

The West Yorkshire Probation Trust Head Office is also based in Wakefield.