Professor Nick Hardwick, Chair of the Parole Board today called again for greater transparency of the parole system.Speaking at the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Annual Conference in Nottingham, he said:“In a democratic society, surely, for confidence in that exchange to hold, justice needs to be seen to be done. Equally, most democratic societies accept that there are justifiable and necessary limits to the principle of open justice.”He continued:“The scrutiny the Parole Board has been under provides an opportunity to make positive change in the parole system. We welcome that. Whatever the results of the judicial reviews I hope the Ministry of Justice review will lead to significant change. That should include harnessing modern technology and social media to provide a much more responsive service to victims and others. We want to and can provide an explanation of our decisions while balancing that with the privacy of victims, prisoners and others involved. We would welcome a simple system that allows our decisions to be reviewed.”Find Nick Hardwick’s speech to Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Annual Conference 2018 here: This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. MS Word Document, 28.4KB Nick Hardwick’s speech to Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Annual Conference 2018 Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.